Do you mean to say you are downloading Lightroom setup files for installation?
Could you please specify which version of Lightroom are you downloading?
Specify the names of the files that you are downloading and what exactly are you trying to achieve?
Hi Cheta S
Thanks for your response.
I have lightroom 5 already downloaded. I am now downloading my first groups of photos. They are all listed in LR under MacHD, which is under Folders. However, each one has a ? in the box to the left of the title. Do you know what this means?
Thanks for the update.
Question mark on those folders mean that you have either moved/renamed/deleted those folders from your hard drive where they were present originally.
When you import an image in Lightroom, it does not import the original copy of the image instead it records to the original location from where you import or where you copy the image using Lightroom and it always refers to that location.
So, if you want to move around or rename those images, you should do that within Lightroom instead of doing it outside Lightroom.
Now, if you know the current location of those images on your hard drive, you should relocate them in Lightroom.
Refer this article for instructions : How to find missing photos in Photoshop Lightroom
Thanks. That’s very helpful.
I have another question.
The first time I hit Import in Lightroom, I’m given a choice of 2 sources: MacHD and Elements. The dropdown menu from MacHD offers 5 options with dropdown menus. None of those options works for me. I want to import a folder named for it’s subject matter. It contains raw format photos that I have liberated from i-photo without having them automatically converted to jpegs.
Ideally, I would be given a choice of “desktop” or “pictures” in these menus. Neither is available unless I cancel “Import” and the choose it again. Then “pictures comes up with a submenu that includes the folder I want.
Why does this happen?. Can I get these choices the first time I select Import?
In the import, you can click on the dropdown menu under Source and choose "Other" which would open the finder window and then, you can choose the required folder using Finder from which you want to import the images.