Lightroom: How to add a folder as a "Source" when importing images

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When importing images, is there a way to add specific folders via the "Add Network Volume" feature?

For example; I often do a sweep of images (taken via my cell) on my Google Photos folder (that sits on one of my internal hard drives) into Lr and so it would be really useful to be able to shortcut to this folder. When I try however nothing happens, no error message, zip! 

If this feature only currently applies to names hard drives, can Adobe consider adding Folders too perhaps?
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Edward

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Note that if you click "Select a source" in the Import window, you can see a list of recent folders you've imported from:
        
This  makes it faster to select a frequently used folder.
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Edward

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Thanks, thats a helpful "workaround" but it would be even better if Adobe allowed users to "pin" their favourite locations.
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markinho

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I would love that too !
I have an import folder, but different subfolders... It is annoying to have to find that folder again and search...
If we could pin a "start" folder in the tree would be GREAT :-)

But thanks for the tip.
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or position the Explorer window on the screen over top of Lightroom - but so you can see both, and then just drag and drop Google Photos onto the middle of the Lightroom photo grid - but LR must be in Library when you do this.  Carry on from there - and after you triage the photos, you can move them around in LR to where you ultimately want to keep them.
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Another option: Place a shortcut to the folder (Windows) or an alias of the folder (Mac) at the top level of the drive:



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Thank you John.
Great tips, that will do.

But wouldnt it be nicer to have a pin to keep a folder as a favorite ?
That is for me a nice "polish" feature for Lightroom :-)
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Agreed that would be more convenient.
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Thank you John.