Lightroom: External hard drive trouble

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I am working in Lightroom 6. I have PC and have an external hard drive attached. When I open my hard drive in Lightroom is shows a folder titled 2016 with images I have taken in the last several months. However, there is another folder labeled 2015 that does not even display in lightroom. When I open up the drive files on my computer I can see photos in the 2015 folder and they say älready imported. How do I get my files to show back up in Lightroom that have already been imported?
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Karen

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Joachim Strobel

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Click on that folder in LR and select SYNCHRONIZE
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Karen

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I will try this but my problem is I can't even see that folder in lightroom. I can see it on the hard drive if I open the drive on computer. In lightroom import it says those pics are imported, but I can't see the folders for those pics in lightroom.
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Joachim Strobel

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Try and copy a new photo to that folder. Import that. You will then see the folder in LR. Try synchronize
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Can you show us a screenshot of your Folders panel please Karen?
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Karen

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So....I decided to check for updates in Lightroom this morning to rule that out.  So I updated lightroom and restarted my computer.  Now I am getting this message.  Unable to open the program due to api-ms-win-crt-runtime-11-1-0-dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem :(    So do I unistall and reinstall at this point?  
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Karen

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that's what i get when I try to open lightroom.  It won't open at at all now :( 
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Karen, see this thread for instructions on repairing your system: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/having-to-reinstall-lightroom-6-3-times
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Ok....so I went to this site and downloaded the windows 7 x64.  Then when it opened, it said it wasn't applicable to this computer.  I reloaded lightroom 6 which opens now, but I can't access my panasonic lumix files without the lightroom update.