Lightroom 5 says in Import Dialog that folder has no images, when in fact it does.

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Lightroom 5 is not seeing that a folder of images I'm trying to import has any images in it. The folder is question has well over 5,000 jpegs (it's my iPhone image depository). While I was able to import images from this folder with no problem in LR4, LR5 is telling me that there are no images in the folder. I've double checked that all my import settings are normal and the same as LR4 and it doens't matter. No matter what I do, I cannot get LR5 to see that there are any images in this folder to import.

Any thoughts?


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Antonio M. Rosario

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john d

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I had the same issue. I infact found out in one article where someone said, if any folder contains .xmp files lightroom won't import nor show any photos in it. It did not work for me.

Later realized, I was on a catalog which doesn't exist anymore.

So I closed Lightroom and Opened the Catalog that I have created as New.

11000+ pictures showed up in seconds. Hope this helps.