Lightroom: All drives now list under VOLUMES on boot drive

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Lightroom issue - In the Library module, under Folders I now have Macintosh HD as the only panel. My other drives are now listed under a "tree" within Macintosh HD in the folder Volumes. What is going on?

This needs FIXING please. How to?

How do I fix this so that my other drives show up as their own panel again?

This post outlines the same issue.
http://forums.adobe.com/message/35791...
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Right click a folder and choose Promote Subfolders.
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James Kachan

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First thing I tried, this doesn't fix the issue.
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What about Update Folder Location?

You could try creating a new catalogue, then using File > Import as Catalog to bring in the catalogue - it can cure all sorts of ills.
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folder location doesnt fix.
i suppose importing the calalog may work. however, Im dealing with terabytes of photos, so I'm not looking forward to the idea of that.
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Back up your catalog before you try this.

Now, work your way through each top level folder in turn, right-clicking and choosing Promote Subfolders. Keep doing that until all of the folders have disappeared from Lightroom's Folder panel. Hold your nerve (this is why you backed up first!!!) and restart LR, and they should reappear as proper drives again.
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I swear that I Promote Subfolders is not showing up as an option on the / parent folder
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these are the options which appear when right-clicking on the parent folder /
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It got renamed Hide This Parent in later versions.
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Got it!  it worked.  Thank you so very much!!!!!
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Volumes do not appear in the left pane, on library, as volumes but as folders. This problem started on LR3 following with LR4.
Someone else has this problem? Solutions?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROOM: Volumes appear like folders, not like volumes.
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See Victoria's solution above.

NOTE: In Lightroom 4 the "Promote Subfolders" command has been rebadged to "Hide This Parent".
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Thank you Victoria, but, I don't know what to do now:

An internal error has occurred!

Database "/Users/issa2/Pictures/Lightroom/Catalogos/Pessoal-LR4/Pessoal-LR4.lrcat": columns rootFolder, pathFromRoot are not unique
Statement: UPDATE AgLibraryFolder SET rootFolder = ?,pathFromRoot = ? WHERE id_local = ?;
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I got! There was a drive that appears two times, deleted one and it worked!
Thank you Victoria and Dorin!