2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2018 6:28 PM by dj_paige

    I need to re-import my photos

    Dunc.F Level 1

      Google decided that it wanted to  store my imagws on a Google drive.

      I missed a que and it suddenly started importing my entire Lightroom Catalogue.  That basically messed up my organization of my images (GRRRRRR)

      I still have copies of my original images.  What I really want to do is re-import them into a new catalogue


      I have an empty drive and want to import them to their new home. But when I look for that drive in Lightroom, I can't see it so I can't import my images to it.


      Any suggestions out there???

        • 1. Re: I need to re-import my photos
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Lightroom will only see and display drives and folders that have already been imported. Since you haven't imported anything to that drive yet, it won't be displayed. If you're starting a new catalog and going to import your images again, you could just organize your images on the drive and then open the import dialog and choose that drive as the source in the left-hand column and import the images in a folder at a time or all at once. I've never imported all at once, so I don't know what that would be like.

          • 2. Re: I need to re-import my photos
            dj_paige Level 10

            Suggestion: DO NOT IMPORT.


            Take the copies of your images and place them exactly where they were before this Google drive problem happened. Then everything in your LR catalog will be fine.


            DO NOT IMPORT. You will lose all of your work.


            Suggestion: DO NOT IMPORT. I hope this is clear.