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Import Lightroom doesn't recognize photos

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I've been trying to be more organized about my folders and files but somehow I've gotten myself into a problem just in importing a group of photos/files. I have about 8 photos on a hard drive I'm trying to import, but LR is not recognizing these photos -- it shows them grayed out, as if they were already imported. I've already imported one photo from this group successfully (in fact, I've edited it already) but I can't import the rest of the shots. The likeliest reason for this problem is that somehow I've already unknowingly imported the others, but I haven't been able to locate where they might have landed in my folders. Can anyone suggest a solution to this issue and/or a way to search for the potentially already-imported photos. thanks
 
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Do you rename files on import? If not, search for them by file name. If you do, think about what their new names should be and search on that.
 
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Or if you know what date they were captured, you could use the Metadata Filters to search by date.
 
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