I moved all photos to a new ext drive (they used to be on the c drive); reformatted my desktop computer; reinstalled LR4.
Now there is no parent file under the name of the ext drive on which I can right click and "create a folder inside....". I am able to create new folders in the existing subfolders.
There is also no way to sync the drive to find a new folder I created via Windows explorer.
My filing system is by month and year so now with each passing month I am not able to set up a new file.
Can you right-click on a folder name in the Lightroom Folder Panel and select "Show Parent Folder"?
Can you import new photos directly to the desired folder in the desired location?
I knew it had to be something simple! Yes, the parent folder wasn't showing and I forgot about revealing it.