i have a couple of images on my desktop that I am trying to import, but Lightroom in the import dialogue only shows files that inside folders on my desktop. please advise. I know the obvious patch is to create a folder and place the images in it, but how can i get Lightroom to recognize files that are not in folders?
Not sure what to say here as my copy of LR 5.7 on Win7 will import pictures on my desktop.
An alternative way to import things, which may work in this situation, is to open LR and switch to the Library module, then drag-and-drop the images from wherever they are to the central area of LR Library. This will initiate an Import with those specific files selected in the Import grid. If this doesn’t work there may be a permissions issue with the Desktop folder, itself. Try running LR in Administrator mode by right-clicking on the shortcut and choosing Run As Administrator. This instruction is for Windows.