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Files recognized by LR in Import, missing in Library

Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
44
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Classic
Lightroom Version
LR 8.1
Operating System
  1. macOS 10.13 High Sierra
This is the error message I am getting: "The destination folder “/Volumes/LaCie/Previous backup from Iomega.maybe incomplete 1.9.19/Iomega HDD from Backblaze/2015_12_11 to be sorted lx5” is not available. Using “Pictures” folder instead."

I have restored files onto a new external hard drive, the LaCie. The original drive failed and I have a back up service that sent me a hard disk with all my photo files. So the files are on the external drive that is recognized by LR. When I go to the Import screen the files are there. Do I have to import those files in LR if they are already recognized by LR on the external drive? I ask because when go into the Library, the photo files are missing.

("Previous backup from Iomega.maybe incomplete 1.9.19/Iomega HDD from Backblaze/2015_12_11 to be sorted lx5" This crazy file label - not sure what it is. Part of it is from a label I used. )

Also when I am in Library, the files that show up on the external hard drive are just a few files and not the all the files that are visible in the Import window.

So how do I access those files through LR Library??? Frustrating.
 
Joined
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These are images of LR for the problem I discussed above.

Thanks in advance.

Roberta
 

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