Are there any folder and files on the WD drive? If not then try to copy a single file over to the harddrive using the Finder (on Mac).
It doesn't show up in the import window?
Thank you for trying to solve this.
I see the Passport icon on the desktop. But LR doesn't have it in the
volumes so I cannot import any files.
I feel this must be a problem with the Passport. It is already formatted
for Mac so it isn't that I need to do that or that I've done something
wrong in formatting.
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:19 AM, Karsten Wind <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The list of drives/devices in the Folder panel under Library only shows locations in which Lightroom has something stored. To add a location without importing the contents, click the + icon to the right of the word "Folders" and Add the folder.
Open Lightroom and be sure that the Library window is selected. Then open Finder and navigate to one of the photo files on the WD drive and select the file in Finder and drag it over to the Grid View area in Lightroom. This should force the WD drive to be opened in Lightroom.
Thank you! That worked and I learned something.
Now that LR sees the drive I can see the files and import them. However, in
addition to the files actually on the drive, LR says there are 22
additional folders (grayed out with ? marks) for a total of over 3000
files on the drive as well. They are not on the drive. Any idea why that
has occurred? These grayed out folders are in my LR cat but not on this
drive and never have been.
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:18 AM, Dave Merchant <email@example.com>
I've got nothing!!
If you've previously mounted an identical device and imported photos to LR, it may be confused into thinking your new Passport is the same device, so it's showing the assets from the old drive as missing.
Well.. possibly! LR thinks those 3000+ files are on that device, so assuming the images do actually exist on some device someplace, if you delete them from the catalog you'll lose any edits. If the images are definitely known to be elsewhere in your catalog, it's safe to remove the 'missing' folders. Of course you're not deleting the image files themselves as they're not on the drive in the first place, but without rooting around in your catalog it's impossible to know for certain why they're showing up.