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    Library module Missing ("?") folders: Can't "Find missing folder..." or reimport images

    My two cents worth...I recently renamed a parent folder, which contained a dozen or so subfolders. As soon as I clicked to change the name of the folder, ALL of the subfolder went 'missing'. I clicked on each subfolder individually and all but two did reappear when as I clicked on each one...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    First--I was successful in finding / moving all the missing images, (except one, see below...). FYI, the system would not allow me to move (drag and drop) the images into "2 Arizona going" . I got an error message saying the file names were too long. I was successful with the renaming of...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    Hello...I suspect the question, above, may have gotten lost in your busy schedule....?
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    Library module Missing Folders

    OK, that makes sense. I'll run "Find Missing Photographs" again. Thanks! Here's a Second Problem: I have a folder containing 26 images, some of which are missing (the folder itself is not missing). In the screen shot, you will see a meaningless file name 1YZBEY~H. This a folder whose name got...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    Hi again! In preparing to move Lightroom (and all other data) to a new computer, I began following the instructions in Adobe Lightroom - Moving to a New Computer. I used the instruction "Find Missing Photos" and Lightroom found 67 missing images. I've come up against several problems in...
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    Library module / Top level folder

    I must humbly confess that the simple operation of shutting Lightroom down last night, and reopening it this morning seems to have cured the problem. Sometime in the middle of the night this possible solution occurred to me and, sure enough, this morning when I opened Lightroom and went into...
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    Library module / Top level folder

    Yes, the same delay with the spinning beachball....Kathleen
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    Library module / Top level folder

    Thanks for your reply, and here's the latest information: I decided to go into Collections this morning and check to see if there was any difference in speed. I discovered that I had missed about 160 files that still had asterisks in their titles, so as I renamed each file one by one, purging...
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    Library module / Top level folder

    I do back up my catalog each time I exit and I have 'test integrity' and 'optimize catalog' checked. I've had these three commands checked from the time I began using Lightroom. I discontinued the use of Collections a few years ago due to the wait time after each task I performed. I didn't...
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    Library module / Top level folder

    OK...thanks for the explanation on editing in Collections rather than Folders. I agree with the logic and am convinced...EXCEPT... (Cletus helped me with this self inflicted problem): I had used asterisks in a ton of folders and got bitten big time when I upgraded to Monterey and the latest...
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    Library module / Top level folder

    Thank you Victoria and Y.K. Below is the screenshot taken after 'hiding' the Parent folder / If this is what it is supposed to look like, then all's well! (And thank you for the additional explanation). I have another question: Recently I requested and received very valuable help with a...
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    Library module / Top level folder

    See screenshot...how can I move all the contents from the folder "/" into the folder "Library"? Thanks, Kathleen
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    Library module Missing Folders

    I think I've finally gotten all my folders and images 'found' and named correctly! I thank you so very much for your help and patience! "Thank you" hardly seems adequate, though...the forum is SUCH a valuable resource for non-technical folks like me! I have further questions, unrelated to this...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    Here is my latest problem in trying to get the images in the (corrupted? unlinked?) folders relinked to Lightroom: I'm working on a folder named "Y 49 Death Valley Apr 2021". There are MANY folders with an asterisk in the folder title, which has caused almost all folders and images to go...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    Cletus, I apologize once again....all I have to do is drag the contents into its corresponding folder to remedy it! I was so upset about the entire "Canada" folder going missing after literally spending two full days reconnecting them that that I have been in panic mode and not thinking...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    Whoa! Huge apology...I just logged into Lightroom and all the folders are miraculously healed, question marks gone! I guess when I logged off last night and then logged in again this morning the missing folders/ images got a reset and are now connected. Now I need to proceed with the problem I...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    I have not received a reply to my latest post, above. I am hesitant to proceed or try a solution to the problem without some guidance as I may compound the problem. Requesting a reply, please...... Thanks, Kathleen
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    Library module Missing Folders

    I spent the entire weekend reconnecting all the missing folders, successfully for the most part...(I had a couple glitches that I need to get some help with when I get this latest problem resolved)... but this morning I checked the folder names to insure that they don't contain any illegal...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    I was successful in changing the top level folder "2007" in Finder and then in Lightroom (It's no long greyed out with the question mark), but all the subfolders below this parent folder (and all of the individual images) still have question marks. (Many of these folders have asterisk in their...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    First...just so you know...most of the incorrectly named folders (2007*, T2008*, 2009*) (parent and subfolders...which is probably 50 to 100 folders) in Finder have changed to meaningless names so I can't easily navigate to the folders. After much searching, I've hopefully been able to...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    In attempting to correct the missing folders in the former folder "T2006*" here's what happened: First, I right clicked on Birds, went to Finder, clicked on Birds, then clicked on "choose" on the bottom, right of the Finder screen. The photo was lost the question mark in Lightroom Second, I...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    Before I do any renaming in Finder, I need some clarification, please. (I'm using folder T2006* because it has only 60 images, not 1000's) This is what it looks like in the Lightroom folders hierarchy This is what it looks like in Finder First, could you tell me specifically what name...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    I do think I need a new computer, not just a keyboard; it's about 5 years old and is presenting other problems, but I think I can proceed. I have attached a Bluetooth connected keyboard which works marginally well, so I would like to proceed with the missing folder problem if you could give me...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    I am looking at the missing folders and sure enough, it appears that all of them have asterisks in the folder name….so the next logical question is, how can I fix this? My attempts to ‘find’ the missing folders end with the message that the file name is too long (See screenshots in my original...
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    Library module Missing Folders

    The full file name for the parent folder "2003-2020" is: /Volumes/Public/Shared Pictures/2003-2020. As far as I know, I don't have long, complex file names...? I think they are assigned by the program, as in the one above (/Volumes/Public...etc). Maybe I shouldn't b using * in my folder...
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