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weird things going on (panel missing, import into wrong folder)

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I'm getting my stepmom back on Lightroom and I have 3-4 weird problems:

- although I specify that photos synced from the cloud should be stored in her Photos directory, they go on the external hard drive
- when importing photos, I don't have the panel where I should be able to choose the destination folder, and they go in the Photos directory directly
- the preferences pane is so wide it stretches off the screen, and I can't make it smaller

I've attached screenshots.

I'm wondering if there isn't some old corrupt prefs files lying around
 

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"- the preferences pane is so wide it stretches off the screen, and I can't make it smaller"

Looks like a bug when running in French. I filed a bug report:
Lightroom: Preferences in French much too wide for minimally required screen resolution | Adobe Photoshop Family

Please add details to that bug report of how this affects you and be sure to click Like and Follow at the bottom of the first post, making it a little more likely Adobe will prioritize fix and notifying you when the bug's status changes.

As a painful workaround, you can click and drag on the title bar of the Preferences window to get access to the buttons on the right that are cut off:

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"when importing photos, I don't have the panel where I should be able to choose the destination folder"

Right-click the top of the first panel (Gestion des Fichiers) and do Tout Afficher (Show All).

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oooh wow, thanks so much! I was dreading it was a bug or something :)

I'll definitely keep an eye on the pref page bug. I've managed to work around it so far by dragging around, thankfully!
 
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