Lightroom: Resizeable width of import side-panels

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Please allow the "Import" side panels to be width-resizeable (like the side panels in Library and Develop modes).
User-defineable wider panels are useful for reading long folder names. Holding down ALT (Mac) while click-dragging the width works with the other side-panels, but not when importing.

Lightroom 5.7.1. on Mac OSX.
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Agreed. A not-so-good workaround is to carefully over the mouse over the truncated folder name, and eventually LR will pop up a tooltip showing the full name. But it's a little fussy.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Import dialog file-browser hides deeply nested directories..

I have three businesses and have over 250,000 files. They live in nested directories. AND...

When Importing images (LR4.1, Win7) the FIXED WIDTH browser leaves me with files that I CANNOT ACCESS.

Lightroom's FIXED WIDTH IMPORT BROWSER makes some files INACCESSIBLE because they are hidden under the right edge of the import file broswer pane.

This has been the case for three years now and is rather a nuisance.

Yes, there are work-arounds (move my files to a higher directory during implrt, then move them back down once they are in LR) but that's just me making up for a poor UI decision on the part of the programmers.

This is comes from the programmer's having written their own browser for the import dialog. There are OS browsers available, but they wrote their own.

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"This is comes from the programmer's having written their own browser for the import dialog."

I don't think that's the cause, since the left-hand column of Library, containing the Folders panel, is arbitrarily expandable.

But I agree that the Import left column should be expandable.
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An easier workaround for a subfolder that's getting pushed too far to the right: Right-click the subfolder's parent folder and select Dock Folder.  That will compact the nested folder display quite a bit, and allow a lot more nesting: