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Import Images not importing

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Feb 28, 2019
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I am unable to import images that were lost somewhere within LR, but are on my External HD, E:Drive. Where I keep all my images. First I highlighted the 2006 file and Sync'd it. Then proceeded.
See shot 26 shows my cat. 2006 with no "01 23 Wind Cave" file.

I then went to my E:Drive and found the "Wind Cave" file see shot 27. Then I right clicked in LR on 2006 and "created a folder inside 2006". I then clicked on "import to this folder" selecting the source as 2006 see shot 28. This brings in a screen with all the photos I would like to import, but they are greyed out and will not inport.
See shot 24.

This has happened to many images that I have lost during some bad work habits on my part. Now I am going to take the time to hopefully rescue all this images. Am I on the right track? Why the greyed out images?

Thanks for your help.


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Hi Piper, they're greyed out because those photos are already in the catalog at a different location. When photos go "missing" with an exclamation mark in the corner, here's how to fix it, rather than importing them again: Lightroom thinks my photos are missing—how do I fix it?
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