Windows 10 has likely reset permissions on folders LR needs access to, your destination and/or your import folders and you’ll need to make these folders read/write access to normal users on the computer. A way to check if this is the problem is to right-click on LR and Run as Administrator and see if things work, then.
Otherwise, please give more details about where you’re importing photos from, to, and the specific wording of any error messages.
[The problem is actually for my F: drive, not my G: drive. I changed letter out of internet paranoia.]
You can see on the right the F: drive in windows explorer. I can browse f: drive, subfolders, open the files, etc.
You can see on the left the lightroom catalog and the F: drive. You can see the "?" symbols, indicating lightroom can't get to the F: drive.
Thanks for your prompt attention!
Yes, I have been using the "right-click" > "run as administrator" when launching lightroom. This has not changed the problem behavior I am experiencing.
I'll try to add more details.
From - I'm trying to import from my F: drive which is on a remote computer that is sharing its files. I've been using that F: drive for years without problems previously.
To - I'm not sure how to answer this. Into lightroom. My lightroom catalog is, of course, on my local laptop.
Specific wording of error message - None. No error happens. It's just that lightroom doesn't think my F: drive exists.
I'm attaching a screeshot to show you my lightroom import screen. Note that the import recognizes my C: drive, but the F: drive has disappeared. (See screenshot in my previous reply to this thread).
Thanks for you attention and suggestions! I appreciate it.
From my experiments, just now, with a Windows 10 Virtual Box VM install, it seems that LR doesn't see the drive-letters of a network share, anymore, on Windows 10, only the \\server\share, now.
So to get things to work, as shown in your earlier screenshot where F: is not green, you need to rebind F:\whatever to \\bananabasement\sam\whatever in LR Library Folders panel using right-click Update Folder Location or Locate Missing Folder or whatever the verbiage is. I'm not sure if you can right-click on the F: itself or need to do it on the 01 - Photos and any other root folders under F:.
And then to import you'll need to add a source of \\bananabasement\sam using the + next to Source and Add Network Volume.
Or at least that seems like how it's working for me on my Win10 VM across a Domain Controller managed network connecting to another workstation on our network.
I'm still in a broken state. I tried the following (with no success):
1 - I tried re-installing lightroom 5.7.1 (I chose the "repair" option, instead of uninstalling and then reinstalling).
2 - I have moved my photo files to a USB drive
I am currently not able to import any photos into lightroom at all, even when they are on my local c: drive.
I would LOVE some help. This is a very odd problem.
An update ...
What seems to be broken is the "drag and drop" import method where I drag photo files from windows explorer and drop them into Lightroom's Import module. When I attempt to do this, my mouse cursor never turns to a "+" and then files never appear in Lightroom.
What *does* work: click the "+" sign in the import to "add a folder. Navigate to the folder and select it. Then the photos successfully show up in the lightroom import with ability to select/deselect the ones I want.
I still consider this to be broken. It's a lot easier for me to drag and drop into Lightroom.
I was launching Lightroom via right-click > "run as administrator".
For some reason, instead of ensuring that you have highest level of permissions, this causes the drag and drop import into Lightroom to fail.
So ... just run the program with normal permissions, not with administrator level permissions.