Photoshop: Image processor problem

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I wanted to convert a few pictures from tif to jpeg using File - Scripts - Image Processor in Photoshop CS5 Extended 12.1 x64 on Mac (10.6.8) but I couldnt select the folder, containing those pictures. The folder was grayed out. I realised the other folders are available, but a few of them, those created this year, are all grayed out..

Any idea why?

Of course I have checked my rights to the folders, I can read and write.

Thanks for help.

UPDATE: I just tried one thing: restarted my mac to a different system (Mac OS 10.4.11) and tried old good Photoshop CS 4 and quess what, all folders are available. Of course! So what can I do to be able to do the same in Photoshop CS5???
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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Does the offending folders have a common characteristic?
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Michael-DD

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Unfortunately nothing special, just that they were created this year. It doesn't make any sense. About half of them were created by Lightroom3, but not all of them, a few - still grayed out, were created by Lightroom 2.

The most interesting thing is that they are easily accessible in image processor in photoshop CS4 and in CS5 extended they are grayed out.

They are all on an external hard drive, but so are the others, which aren't grayed out.

All this is part of my typical workflow, I import picutres from CF card using lightroom to external drive, then develop them do tiffs, do the retouching in photoshop and finally process them to jpegs. Day after day for last 4 years. Now I upgraded to Lightroom 3 and to Photoshop CS5 Extended, because of those I started using Snow Leopard 10.6.8 instead of Tiger 10.4.11 (which I still find rock solid and simply the best, with Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2). And after this transition I found this problem with image processor.
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And both working and non-working folders are on the same drive?
Non-english characters? Longer names?
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Michael-DD

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All folders are on the same drive, in one big folder. Only common english letters, normal length.

Today I found interesting thing: The grayed out (not accessible) folder is accessible through recent places, but if I try to select it normally, it is grayed out... Strange..!
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Michael-DD

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Hm, so I ran the grayed out folder through the recent places and now all folders became accessible, non of them are grayed out. Very very strange...
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Hmm. That is strange. If you figure out steps to recreate the issue, please let us know. Would like to investigate.
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Michael-DD

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I'll try it today or more likely tomorrow and will write back the result.
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Michael-DD

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I tried to recreate the issue but I wasn't successful.. Everything works.

Will try it again in a few days.

I think it may occur again on its own, since when it first happened I did nothing special.