Import from another Lightroom catalog, or something else?
What do you mean by "I cannot access my RAW pictures"? Exactly and in great detail, explain what you have done and what happens. If there is an error message, please quote it word-for-word.
Also, what version of Lightroom and what operating system?
Sorry for the long delay. I have Windows 8.1 and using Lightroom 5.7 I have organized my unedited RAW format photos in files on my hard drive in folders in My documents/pictures. Once I edit them I move them to another folders on a separate drive and discard the rejects.
When trying to access my documents by selecting .File - Import from another catalog- my documents/ pictures; I see the folders, however when I select it, it says No items to match your search When using the drop down menu on the lower right I can only see the images if I click on "all files" and when I click on the image I want to import, it says "Lightroom cannot import this catalog; "The catalog does not appear to be a valid Lightroom catalog"
All of this happend when I loaded a Cannon Pro 100 printer plug-in. I tried to disable the plugin, but It is still happining and cannot access the images.
Images are not catalogs.
You can't use the command File->Import from Another Catalog to open or import a photo file.
You need to find the desired image in your existing Lightroom catalog, in the Library module, and then you can work with it. You may have to reconnect it in Lightroom if you moved it using your operating system (but you didn't provide that detail of how the move was performed); if so, use these instructions to reconnect: Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders