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Fri, Feb 16, 2018 8:17 AM

Lightroom CC 2015 and later: folder browsing not possible till the end

I am not able to view all my subfolders in the folder panel anymore. It contains lots of subfolders (>7400) and now I can only scroll till half of the list.
I can find the others in with the search function but can not see it in the folder panel.
Please help!
Already tried different versions of Lightroom with all the same result. Runs on Windows 7.
The catalog is exported from Mac where it runs without a problem.

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3 years ago

Apparently, this look to be a window problem, not LR

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Thanks for your comment Michel. Probably a combination of LR and Windows. I am wondering if anybody else has the same problem. And what the solution could be.

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How many subfolder levels?
7400 is the amount of all subfolder? 

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The main folder contains more then 7400 folders. Only 2 levels.

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OK, my situation almost similar to yours about quantity of subfolder. But they are distributed in more subfolder levels. I had experimented the way you are working, but for my specific flowchart I prefer to work with an other subfolder organisation. This mean that when I close all the subfolders, I see only the second level that is made with +/- 10 to 50 folders (depending on the catalog). I experimented that having high subfolder quantity on the same level computer may give search difficulties and have some display speed problems.

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Michel, thank you for your suggestion. If there is no other way to fix it I can divide the subfolders in extra folders. It looks like a bug in Lightroom so I hope it can be fixed.

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I forgot to mention that Mostly from the root (the one of the images) I have between 3 to 6 subfolders. For instance: TIFF/COUNTRY/BELGIUM/BRUSSEL/ETTERBEEK/2017/PARC du CINQUANTENAIRE 

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That's a lot of subfolder levels. About the LR problem. It's tested on another Windows computer and another Mac computer. The problem remains on the other Windows. On the Mac no problem.
The only solution will be to divide the folders in a sublevel.

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Yes, a lot of, but this depend on the classification way. I must add that, in average there is 4 sub levels. 

Add to the search using photo datas (IPTC, EXIF) and keywords, this way of folders organisation give me advantages. Like:
- When all levels are constrained, There a very short list displayed that gives in any cases a very fast access to the pictures I am searching. Not using smart collection for every search operation.
- Specific search, like "all pictures done with a lens type" are based on smart collections that I use A LOT.
- Out of very specific picture type, my classification is, in any cases, based on geographic references. A very simple trick to remember and to transfer to anybody.