Folders imported to Lightroom 5 are staying gray, why? I am a fairly experienced LR5 user, and have been using it to organize my photos for a few years now, and I've never had this problem before. It happens when I import directly from my card using a card reader, and also if I download to the computer and import from there. Same result either way: once I import the photos the folder arrow stays gray. I have updated the folder locations, and synchronized the folders, and there is no change - folder arrows stay gray. What's going on, and how can I fix it?
Are the icons grey or are the triangles grey? If the triangles are dark grey, it simply means there are no subfolders in that folder. If they are light grey, it measnyou can check the disclosure triangle and see the subfolders in that folder.
This solved it, thank you Jao. The triangles are dark grey, and there are no sub-folders. I must have all my other photos in subfolders, and did not realize that if they were not in sub-folders the triangles would be dark grey. Thank you!!