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Photo doesn't show in navigator tree


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May 21, 2015
Hillsborough, NC
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  1. Windows 10
I'm in the process of reorganizing my catalog and want to get all my photos onto one EHD. I'll then archive a clone.

Some of the photos are on different drives. When I drag/drop the folder (in Lr) from the other drive onto my EHD it moves and shows in the metadata flyout but continues to be grayed out in the navigator flyout. See the attached image. If I look for the file in Windows Explorer it shows there also. Further, I don't know if the metadata stays with the moved file. The up-arrow in the upper right corner of the photo says "metadata was changed externally"

I have a hundred or so photos to move into my reorganized library and will continue to be confused when they don't show in navigator. How can I fix this? Am I moving
the files properly?



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May 12, 2011
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In the metadata panel, the Folder shown is "1998", not the folder you have circled in the Folders panel. You must have dropped the file in the wrong place.