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Wed, Sep 21, 2011 5:12 PM

Lightroom: All drives now list under VOLUMES on boot drive

Lightroom issue - In the Library module, under Folders I now have Macintosh HD as the only panel. My other drives are now listed under a "tree" within Macintosh HD in the folder Volumes. What is going on?

This needs FIXING please. How to?

How do I fix this so that my other drives show up as their own panel again?

This post outlines the same issue.
http://forums.adobe.com/message/35791...

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9 years ago

Right click a folder and choose Promote Subfolders.

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First thing I tried, this doesn't fix the issue.

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What about Update Folder Location?

You could try creating a new catalogue, then using File > Import as Catalog to bring in the catalogue - it can cure all sorts of ills.

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folder location doesnt fix.
i suppose importing the calalog may work. however, Im dealing with terabytes of photos, so I'm not looking forward to the idea of that.

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9 years ago

Back up your catalog before you try this.

Now, work your way through each top level folder in turn, right-clicking and choosing Promote Subfolders. Keep doing that until all of the folders have disappeared from Lightroom's Folder panel. Hold your nerve (this is why you backed up first!!!) and restart LR, and they should reappear as proper drives again.

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Just to clarify further, right-click on / and promote subfolders. Then the same again on Volumes and promote subfolders. And then again on each of the drives that should have their own volume bar. Once you restart they should reappear.

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Yippie! Thanks!

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CONFIRMED: this works. Thanks Victoria.

NOTE: Right click the Root " / " Promote subfolders
then again on "Volumes"
Then QUIT out of lightroom

When you reopen the program you should have the individual drive panels back.

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sorry... I don't see Promote subfolders when I right click on volumes

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Show us a screenshot Sean.

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8 years ago

Volumes do not appear in the left pane, on library, as volumes but as folders. This problem started on LR3 following with LR4.
Someone else has this problem? Solutions?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROOM: Volumes appear like folders, not like volumes.

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See Victoria's solution above.

NOTE: In Lightroom 4 the "Promote Subfolders" command has been rebadged to "Hide This Parent".

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8 years ago

Thank you Victoria, but, I don't know what to do now:

An internal error has occurred!

Database "/Users/issa2/Pictures/Lightroom/Catalogos/Pessoal-LR4/Pessoal-LR4.lrcat": columns rootFolder, pathFromRoot are not unique
Statement: UPDATE AgLibraryFolder SET rootFolder = ?,pathFromRoot = ? WHERE id_local = ?;

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8 years ago

I got! There was a drive that appears two times, deleted one and it worked!
Thank you Victoria and Dorin!

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2 years ago

AMAZING! This was driving my nuts. Thank you Victoria.