I have Lightroom 3, and for some reason the program is showing I have 3 distinct categories in my Folders section. Bear with me, I'm not a pro at Lightroom, but learning all the time. Right now my central organization is under "Macintosh HD" - this has a little green box next to it and i have TONS of photos here. I have some photos I imported from a CD that are showing up in a separate folder labeled "201410" - which is the date the photographer took them. When I remove the CD from my computer I get the little "?" symbols. When I return the CD it goes away. I tried loading the photos to my hard drive, but it will not let me re-import them to my Macintosh folder, as they are already imported. I tried dragging them into my Macintosh ND folder, but it will not let me. It just disregards the request. Same problem with some random photos that are in a folder called "Nikon D7100". These are not subfolders under Macintosh, but rather distinctly separate folders.
Can anyone offer advice as to how I resolve this so I can remove the CD and keep everything in the same folder? Thank you!
You have to copy the hpotos from the CD to a folder on your hard disk somewhere (anywhere, any folder you want).
You can do this entirely in Lightroom, in the Lightroom Folder Panel on the left, while the CD is plugged in, just drag the folder on the CD to your hard disk, or to a folder or subfolder on the hard disk.