1. L

    Unable to open individual folders LR5

    I run: LR5.7.1 64-bit, Windows desktop and laptop computers, Microsoft Windows 365. (MS seems to have updated recently changing a lot of settings?). My photo library is stored on a solid-state hard-drive, ADATA. My catalogue is on my computer(s) and backup on Dropbox. All these systems seem to...
  2. Nadine

    Copy photos to another harddrive /SSD within LR

    Hi there, I bought a SSD as a new storage place for my photos. However, I would like to COPY - and not MOVE - the photos to the new location. So that in case the SSD breaks, I can temporarily use the old external harddrive and LR will still "know" where my images are on that drive. How can I...
  3. Bob Petrow

    Deleting Pictures in LRC Folders

    In Lightroom Classic V-11, does deleting pictures in folders, delete them from your Catalog? As background, I imported my Apple Photos to Lightroom. I want to eliminate the Lightroom Folders IF it will not impact what is "Synced" and "All Photographs." Thank you in advance.
  4. S

    Sync a folder with a collection of that folder

    I would like to have a collection of images (from one folder) that is synchronized with it's parent folder so, if I add or delete an image in the parent folder the collection reflects the changes. Any thoughts how to do this?
  5. Antonio Correia

    How can I fix this, if you please ?

    I don't know how this happened ! When I import photos I always organize them by year and rename with the calendar's date, as you can see bellow . Now, when I import photos they go to the bottom drive inside the year (2021). Whenever I synchronise any folder in the bottom drive it appears on...
  6. silkenpaw

    Import What is the best/most practical way to organize photos?

    Hi All, I have a two-fold question. 1) I have a folder of photos from a California trip in 2002. They have been imported into LR but I must have subsequently created subfolders outside LR because it has the previews but can't find the photos. (The dreaded "!"). Right now I have folders called...
  7. B

    Folders in app, match folder in finder

    So my folders for this external drive looks like this: If you look at my finder, there are folders not showing. (See below) Also 2018 is filled with other folders as well. Many. My goal is to use Lightroom to organize the folders better. Do I just need to add the missing folders, via...
  8. H

    Please help me - "No photos in selected Folder."

    Hello. I really need some help! I'm using a MacBook Pro running OS 10.15.7 and using Lightroom Classic 10.0. I have two catalogs in this computer. A couple of days ago I went into one and NO PHOTOS anywhere. But all the folders are there, no question marks, and when I look at the "show in...
  9. Stephanie Booth

    weird things going on (panel missing, import into wrong folder)

    I'm getting my stepmom back on Lightroom and I have 3-4 weird problems: - although I specify that photos synced from the cloud should be stored in her Photos directory, they go on the external hard drive - when importing photos, I don't have the panel where I should be able to choose the...
  10. D

    Folder numbers dont match

    Dear Lightroom user forum I hope someone can solve the issue shown and described below. In my 'folders' view the numbers of photos dont match, and when I go into my files in explorer, I cant see the 'missing ' photos. My documents E: shows 26352 photos. In this there is a folder- family my...
  11. N

    Importing album into Lightroom CC (cloud)

    Hey guys, I have a bunch of photos - organised by folders on my external hard drive - that I would like to import into my Lightroom CC cloud storage. I would like the photos to be imported into Lightroom CC cloud storage as albums that mimic the name and contents of the folders from the...
  12. S

    How hide devices in folders list?

    Hi Do you know how in the folders list, below all the folders of my photos, I can hide the list of all the old devices eg iPhone, iPad etc? See attached photo. The list is getting long and gets in the way between my photos folders and collections. Many thanks Steve
  13. G

    PRESET folder organization issue

    All my presets (LR classic 8.4.1) were organized in the past but for reasons that escape me, the user presets are now all in together with no folders or sub folders. I want to create some preset folders / groups to enable me to find them better. I am unable to find out how to do this. I would...
  14. lbeck

    How do I archive my entire catalog and photos to a separate EHD?

    I have reconstructed a catalog from bits and pieces of folders of archived photos following the loss of my Lr HDD. Fortunately, I've been able to recover practically all of my photos and associated metadata using a recent backup and relinking photos. A secondary problem that I'll handle as a...
  15. mbImagery

    Multiple Duplicate Catalogs, Missing Photos and So On....

    Hi folks, Firstly let me apologise to all the good people on this forum, and to the Lightroom Queen herself...... Due to a lack of understanding I've let things get very messy over the years. I've always tended to import (no folders or keywords... awful I know) , edit and then save a final...
  16. Dayna

    Lightroom Thinks photos are under 2 different drives

    Hi all - Not sure what I did but under folders, the drive I always use (DM-Primary) , and the drive that has all of my photos is only showing 56 of my 17k+ photos and then underneath, there is an "E" drive with all of my photos folder. There is no "E" drive on my computer anywhere and when I...
  17. H

    I can't get LR5 to open folders I've downloaded into LR

    I've been using LR5 for my initial processing of photos for several years, with no problems, but since early November, it will download them as usual, but the only way I can see the photos is by viewing them under "Previous Import." It shows the folders in the Navigator, with the total number...
  18. A

    Synchronize Photos

    I went to my Image Bank (all my LR photos) and clicked on synchronize folder and it came up with 1900 photos. Many of these appear duplicates but may have different names. Some are jpegs that I would not have changed the name of. I see there is a checkbox for do not import duplicates but if it...
  19. R

    Folders Gone

    Hi, I'm new to the forum but have been using lightroom for many years. I feel like I know how to do most things in it. But. I opened my catalog today and only one of my external drives is showing, and not all 3. How do I get my other drives to link back? I have three or four edited sessions on...
  20. D

    importing to different folders in same session

    I know I can tell LR to import into a specific folder, but is there any way to import some photos into one folder, and others into a different folder, all within the same import session? For one of my clients, I sometimes shoot more than one job during one session, with all of the images...
  21. C

    Import Moved photos from organized folders and want to go back!

    Here's the question: If I delete a previous import that I had done as a "move" import, will those photos go BACK to the folders they were in on my external hard drive? That's what I NEED them to do. Here's the story: I should have hit "add to catalog." Instead, I did "move." Now I have...
  22. Jay Clulow

    Syncing Classic with CC. My solution.

    Hi all, What I am trying to achieve here is the ability to have my entire library locally configured in Classic with access to everything via CC. This is how I have achieved this so far; Images are imported into a folder structure. This is the structure; Camera; Canon 5D Mark II/ Canon 5D...
  23. P

    Can't drag photos to a folder

    I use LR for product photos. When an item sells from store, I USED to be able to drag those images into a folder labelled "SOLD." As of the last couple months, when I attempt this I get an error that says the images can't be moved because they "already exist at the destination." How can I get...
  24. W


    ok, so I am very new to this. I have just put 14000 photos on lightroom going back to 2005. They are a real mix of things, and I intend to bin huge amounts of them and put them into folders. At the moment, there is just an "all photographs" .There are no folders at all. And the last thing I want...
  25. oleleclos

    Counter in "Folders" window not updating

    Hi everyone; I’m new here, so please forgive if this has been discussed ad nauseam, but I can’t find anything about it. I keep my photos organised in two main folders: one for my old iPhoto library and one for anything newer (each folder is further sub-divided on dates). My question is about...