File location displayed incorrectly

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This is the 2nd time I've seen this. Yesterday I imported 6 pictures. I have LR sort the photos by date. As you can see LR displayed a 2nd file structure. When I tried to drag the folder "13" into the "Lightroom\2017\01" folder LR said that the files could not be moved and that they already exist in the destination location. Sure enough, when I looked using the Finder, the files are in the "Lightroom\2017\01" folder.

I found a solution. I moved the "01" folder to a temporary location then moved it to the correct location. This is a very strange behavior. Has anyone else seen this?



Here is my import dialog:




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Monty

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I'll bet there's a difference in capitalization somewhere in the path. Float over each 2017 folder in turn, to see the tooltip which includes the full path, and look for the difference. If you identify it, we can help you fix it.
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That look like the problem!

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I'm a bit reluctant to rename the folder using the Finder.  MacOS created it as my home folder
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No, that's fine. So which one is correct - the lowercase one, right?

1. Take a catalog backup, which would act as a restore point should anything go wrong (it hasn't yet).

2. Right-click on the top 2017 folder and select Show Parent Folder. Repeat on the Lightroom folder that will show above it.

3. Using Finder, on another drive or even a USB stick, create a folder called "Fred". If you don't have another drive around, put it right in the root of the drive (i.e., not in the Pictures folder).

4. Then in Lightroom, right-click on that Lightroom folder half way down the Folders Panel list - the one with the capital letters in the path. Select "Update Folder Location" from the context menu, and a file browser window appears. Use this to browse to and select the "Fred" folder that you created in step 3. 

5. Don't worry when all your folders seem to disappear (they'll appear under the "Fred" folder, but will be listed as missing). 

6. Then, right-click on the "Fred" folder in the Folders Panel, select "Update Folder Location" again, this time browse to and select the "Lightroom" folder in your user Pictures folder.

7. You'll possibly receive a "Merge" warning dialog, it's OK to click on Merge, after which you should see everything back as one list again. 

If things don't happen as I've described, stop and get back to me.
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Thanks for your reply.  I am not at home, I'll give it a try later in the day and update you!PS.  I'm looking forward to having a folder named "Fred". 
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LOL It's just an easy one to remember. Fred will get deleted when you're done. 
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Oh No, that is going to be a keeper and my new temporary folder.
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PERFECT!!!!
Thank you so much!!!I imported a picture and as expected, it went into the correct location!


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Well done, that should work correctly in future. You can remove that Pictures folder at the bottom now, and if you like to have the Pictures folder showing, just right-click on the Lightroom folder and Show Parent Folder on that one too.
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Done!
If I'm not mistaken, you a a bit of a Lightroom Queen aren't you.  A well deserved title!
Thanks Again Victoria!

Monty