This is my third effort at posting thjis question - the last two came back "Error - can't post blank message" I just sent a test message all in text and it went, so I'll try sending without screen shots.
Usually when I Import I select what I want to Import from the left panel of the Library interface. I open Folders, then my C drive (whatever) and go from there. My entire file structure is displayed and I can navigate anywhere I want.
Tonight all that is displayed under Folders - C Drive is a listing of already imported folders. It's a list compiled from within Lightroom, not my computer's file directory.
I am not in Catalog and there is no slider to the left of the list - plus the list is not even a portion of my file list, it is something altogether else.
I was able to do a clumsy import by using File Import, which brought up an interface I have never seen before, much less used. I was able to "select a source" there and browse my files. But it was unfamiliar and I need to get my navigation window back to showing what's on my C drive when I click Folders - C Drive. Help?
Sorry about no screen shots, I'm afraid to lose another message. Fingers crossed.
The LIBRARY module isn't supposed to show you all of your drives & folders - it only shows those drives & folders which contain pictures from the current catalog.
The IMPORT dialog, on the other hand, should show ALL of your devices, drives, and folders - every place you might want to import pictures from. Did you actually click the IMPORT button before starting this process?
Jim (also Geoff and Hal)-
Still haven't solved this. Here's another try at a screenshot, showing just below this text for me, of my Library interface showing the C drive listed in the left panel and not showing the C drive contents. Only, as you said is intended, what is already in Lightroom.
I thought if I was not in "Catalog" I had been able, in the past, to select from anything in my C crive simply by opening that folder in the panel.
When I click import it is usually - from memory - to start the import of the already selected items. For a time that's what was happening from the above screen if I selected Import. It would apparently start re-importing the selected items and without presenting the usual familiar dialog asking about file naming, etc. Now, however, clicking Import bring up this:
Never saw this black horizontal dialog box before this situation arose. I was able to import but not as usual and I would like to get back the square (moreso at least) "white" dialog box. No clue what's going on or how to get bact to familiar ground. Ideas?
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