Very new with this software...watched several videos, and I'm still confused. Went to send some pics to a friend last night, and noticed that many "folders" are not in the pictures library in Windows 7.
In LR4, some folders have a destination of C://users/eric and brenda/windows/pictures...which is great, but others have this destination C://Brandon(which is just the folder name).
What did I do wrong, and how can I get the folders in the Windows Library?
LR's not a file browser, so it doesn't know anything about your photos until you import them. To do so, you go to File menu > Import Photos or press the large Import button. If you want them to stay in their current folders, make sure you select the ADD option at the top of the import dialog.
For your different folder names, it's probably just not showing the full path, which is very easily changed. Rather than confusing you with vague instructions, do you know how to take a screenshot? If I can see a screenshot of the LR Folders panel, I should be able to tell you how to solve that.
I finally figured out what was going on. I'm guessing when I imported certain sessions, they where incorrectly directed to a different area/folder on the hard drive. Took me a while to find and relocate them, but got it done.