Imported images not showing as Recent Imports, but direct to respective folders. NO GOOD! I want to rename them first!

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Imported images no longer showing up as Recent Imports, rather going direct to respective folders. NO GOOD! I want to re-name them before seeing them in respective folders.
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James McClean

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Jim Wilde, Champion

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Check your Preferences>General Tab and make sure that the option to "Select the 'Current/Previous Import' collection during import" is checked. If it's checked, LR will indeed show the newly imported photos during and at the end of the import, if it's not checked it doesn't and you remain in the collection/folder that you were using when you started the import.
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Tom Mickow

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Adding to what Jim said...

Folders are where your images are physically located on your hard drive(s), so when you import, your images have always gone and will continue to go "direct to respective folders."

The "Previous Import" heading under the Catalog pane is a special collection that changes every time you import new images.  If you import 10 new images, they'll show up in the "Previous Import" collection until you do your next import.  Once you do your next import, the collection will be updated to show only the newly imported images.  It's just a collection though.  The files themselves are still in the folders you told Lr to import them to.

The preference setting Jim is referring to just tells Lr whether to automatically take you to/display the Previous Import collection after your import is complete or leave you in the location you were working in.

Make sense?
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Ruby Maurya

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Hi James,

As Tom has explained already this is the way Lightroom works, If you want to rename the images just after import then please avoid next import till  you are done with renaming previously imported images from "Previous Import" collection.