Lightroom: "Promote Subfolders" warning only if there are actually photos in top level folder

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The warning that appears when "promote subfolders" is used should only appear if there are actually photos in the top level folder.

The warning really makes no sense if there are no photos in the top level folder. Furthermore, users could acknowledge the warning so often that for the case that there *are* actually photos in the top level folder, the warning is acknowledged without really checking, leading to the loss of photos in the catalog. So the outcome of the warning message may have the opposite effect than intended.

I think this little change could make it a *lot* easier for users that frequently add and remove parent folders from the folder tree.

With the proposed change, the warnings for "promote subfolders" and e.g. "remove" would follow the same logic:
- if there are no photos affected, just do it without any warning
- only if there are photos affected, warn that these photos will be removed from the catalog.

P.S. The warning dialog uses the terms "top level folder" and "root folder" for the same thing. Perhaps it would be clearer (and a little bit less technical) if only "top level folder" is used.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Beat Gossweiler

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I agree with this, as I was concerned about the warning before, when trying to promote a subfolder of an empty parent folder.

Beat
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This idea has been realized in LR 4.0. The menu entry has been renamed to "Hide this parent" and the warning only appears if there are actually files in the folder to be hidden. Nice :-)