Great! I discovered that, despite what I thought I did right when importing the file, LR has imported it from... Pictures software in my Imac (???).
Where did I possibly go wrong, I don't know as I never use Pictures...??? Big mystery for me!
Anyhow, I did drag the folder from Pictures to the 2016 WORK IN PROGRESS file, renamed it and everything is back to..normal!
Many thanks to you Bob. Have a great day!
Today, I imported a 700 pictures file from a dedicated space on my computer, as I always do!
Usually, when I import a file, a new name appears in the LR left section.
This time, no reference of this file in the left section. It is only when I press on "Recently imported picture" that I can see all my pictures.
I can work and modify them or even export them as usually.
Have I done something wrong? If so, I do not know why as I acted like I always do for many years without any problem.
So, if someone has already encountered this problem, I would very much like to read the way to force LR to expose the file's name in the left section.
Hoping my question is clear, I thank you in advance for all the help you can provide me with.
Do you mean the Folders area on the left hand side of the Library module? And you mean the FOLDER NAME not the File Name, correct?
What were your exact settings in the Import dialog?
Could you of accidentally selected Copy instead of Add at the top of the import window?
Were these new image files in a Sub-Folder of a folder that is already listed in the Folders area and if you look at that top level folder does the little triangle to the left of it display brighter instead of grayed out, dim (brighter mean there is at least one subfolder under it).
Please post a screen shot of the folder area.
Yes "Just Shoot Me", I mean the left hand side of the library module.
Just to set the tools I use:
Pentax K1 (either Jpeg ou PEF files)
Imac 27 i5, K5 - Dec-2015
LR via cloud pay/month.
The importation was made, as usual, but I may have change something during importation (but what?).
Just one thing. Each time I insert a card, "Pictures" opens and ask me if I want to import in the software. I might have agreed instead of refused... who knows. No I have disabled this "automatic" importation!
Anyway, I will check everything during my next importation.
I have checked in all sub-folders, but did not find any trace of the original imported file.
Weird, but there must be a logical explanation. I will find it.
Do what was posted above. If those images are in the LR catalog, IE they are visible in LR, then Right Click on one and select "Show In Finder". Look at the PATH to that image. The path is Drive name (more than likely Macintosh HD) > Folder name (more than likely either Users or Your User Name (or Home) and if Users then Your User Name) then some other folder (Like Pictures) then LR then the actual folder the image is stored in.
If the images were already on your hard drive in the folders you wanted them to be in, then most likely you did a "copy" or "move" instead of an "add" when choosing the type of import at the top of the Import dialog.
Yes, I might have done something like that, but... absolutely against my will...ha ha ha!
I will tell you after the next import.
Thanks to all for your precious help and advices!