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Custom File Naming Template does not appear in panel when importing and copying files. How to get this to show?

Jan 11, 2021
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Classic 10.0 Camera Raw 13
Operating System
  1. macOS 11.0 Big Sur
I do not see File Naming option in right panel when importing and copying images. How do I get this to appear for use?
Jul 2, 2015
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Make sure you have selected 'Copy' at the top center of the import dialog. You cannot rename images if you just add them to the catalog. If you still do not see the option, then right-click in an empty area of one of the subpanels. That will give you a pop-up menu that toggles the visibility of the subpanels.