Please add, in the left LR navigation panel, HIGHLIGHT the Folder AND Collection on is presently in

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Please add, in the left Lightroom navigation panel;
HIGHLIGHT the  Folder AND Collection  on is presently in.
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Niala

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Tom Mickow

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Hey Niala - 

You can't be "in" a folder and a collection at the same time, so I don't know how having both highlighted would help anything.  Plus, collections can contain images from multiple folders, so which folder would you want highlighted?

A more specific example of how you see this working might help, but otherwise I'm not sure how it really makes much sense.
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Well; when I have ONE photo selected; I'd find it practical to see highlighted the folder where it resides on the Discs.

True, it might be in 0,1 or more collections.. but it could be nice to have the name of the collection "one(not 'on', as spelled wrongly in my first post) is in", and "half-lit" those collections names where the same photo is also in - for purpose of visual overview..
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Wouldn't do anything for my particular workflow, but I think I at least understand what you're saying now.  Overall, I think it'd be pretty odd behavior though.

If a user was in a collection with a single image selected, I could see a little value in having the folder highlighted, but it'd have to be a different highlight than the collection itself, otherwise that would be confusing.

If a user is in a collection with multiple images selected, I'm not sure what the behavior you're proposing would be.  Have all the folders highlighted?

And what would the behavior be if the Folder panel is collapsed?
How about if the Folder panel is expanded, but the folder(s) themselves are collapsed/hidden?  Should Lr expand the tree to show all the folders highlighted?  And then should it collapse the tree when you select another image?

Seems messy, but that's just my two cents.

Lastly, I don't know if any of these would help in your workflow or not, but do you know that...
You can right-click on an image and choose "Go to Folder in Library"?
If you're using expanded cells in the grid view, you can add the folder to the cell view?
If you hover over the Folder field in the Metadata panel, Lr will display a popup showing the full path?
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I'm sorry having wasted You time.
Indeed I did the mistake of not checking (opening LR) when adding out of memory I had a 'problem'.
The mistake is also that I should have tried better to identify what bothered me :

When I am in a collection, that collection is indeed already highlighted. If I scroll up or down the long list on the left, that highlighted collection will go out of sight (up or down). Second time(!) I ask again "show me in the collection", that collection will not scroll back into sight. It remains highlighted, yes, but out of sight. I have to SEARCH for it, scroll up and down, SEARCH myself for that highlighted collection (not missing if I go fast). That is not expected when You ask for "show it" (well, don't know the exact wording since mine is in french).

Maybe this is actually a bug, since what I just described an desire actually works regarding "go to folder in library" !

(Yes I know about the right-click sub-menus.)

Thank You !

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I too would like to see this feature.  I have an extensive folder hierarchy by date (camera>year>month then day).  When I have a photo selected, it would by useful to have the corresponding folder hierarchy highlighted so that I can easily find any date associated photos.  At present, I have look up the EXIF to find the photo's date of capture then find that date in the folder hierarchy.  I also have an extensive keyword hierarchy.  That works much better because the corresponding hierarchy is always highlighted.  I can instantly find any keyword associated photos.  The date associated photos take longer to find.