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unable to drag and drop folder files to collection sets.

New Here ,
Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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I am trying to get my folders into Collections.  When I go to drag and drop them into the collection set they will not come over.  I set my folder files up like Scott Kelby in his SLIM system and now want to get them into collections so I don't use the folder files. 

 

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LEGEND ,
Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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In the Folders panel, right-click a folder and click Create Collection. Then in the Create Collection dialog, chose the desired collection set.

 

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Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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Some points to consider-

Nothing in Collections is 'Physical'.

Collections are all 'Virtual' although they may look like a folder hierarchy.

Your photo files remain in their hard-drive Folder location- nothing is 'moved' when you add photos to Collections.

Collection SETS can only contain other Collections, or other Collection Sets. (Not photos)

You cannot drag a Folder from the Folder panel to the Collection panel. (Only photos can be dragged) Use the method to create the Collections as shown by @johnrellis 

You cannot drag photos to a Collection SET.

You can only drag photos to a Standard Collection, or one of the special Collections eg. A saved Book, Slideshow, or Print Collection.

You must position the cursor and hold on the image area of a thumbnail to drag photos to a Collection. (Dragging from the grey thumbnail border does not work.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-rF5O6kqog&feature=youtu.be

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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Actually, it should be possible to drag a folder onto a collection set. That should create a collection from that folder inside the collection set. I just tried and it works for me on my Mac. Not sure if it works on Windows too. There are some small 'drag-and-drop' differences between the versions.

 

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Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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@JohanElzenga  I learn something new every day!

Yes, in Windows-10, it IS possible to drag a folder from the Folder Panel onto an existing Collection SET.

I just have to keep my memory up to the possibilities.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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