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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 6:05 PM

Lightroom not recognizing EHD's of same name

I have 2 Lacie EHD's. They are both named the same, my mistake. At one point they were both recognized by LR, but now they are mixed up.

With both turned on, only some of the images on the newer one are recognized, as seen in the
screen shot. 
 

I can find them in the actual EHD, though, as seen in this next screen shot.



When the new EHD is turned on, but the old one isn't, nothing is recognized, and LR thinks that it's the old one turned on, as seen by the green light next to its' name.

When the old EHD is turned on, but the new one isn't, nothing is recognized, and LR thinks that it's the new one that is turned on, again as seen by the green light. 

So LR seems very confused, and so do I! Thanks for any help you've got!

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3 years ago

Yes, you can just trash that folder if it contains duplicates anyway. And if you find a missing foldef in Lightroom that's part of rhe wrong path, just remove it there too.


You don't really need to rename those '2017' folders. As long as they are in different parents, Lightoom can handle it. But for your own sanity it may be an idea, because it can be very confusing to have two or three folders with the same name, especially when these are also on the same disk. Suppose you import new images this year. In which '2017' parent folder do they go?


If you really can't find a parent folder, then just 'reconnect' the subfolders one by one. It's a bit more work, of course, but Lightroom will update the folder hierarchy while you are doing that, so in the end this will work fine.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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3 years ago

Found and fixed! Thank you so very, very much!! I seriously appreciate the amount of time you have put in to help me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

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Good to hear!

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com