Lightroom Classic: Problem importing only certain photos

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I was having trouble with an image in photoshop. While that problem is not important, I finally decided to just get rid of it and "start over". I chose "remove from catalog", thinking I could re-import the original file. I went to import it again, and (it is from a wedding) while the original file is where it should be and ok, that whole batch of photos (same folder as the one I want) appears greyed out except for about two photos, thus not allowing me to choose them for import. I have tried  changing from "copy as DNG", to copy, move, and Add, with the same results. Any suggestions? I am simply trying to import ONE photo from a folder where the bulk are already in lightroom back into lightroom.  I am new to the whole sync/lightroom mobile thing and wonder it that is causing anything. I am on my desktop in Classic. Thanks in advance. :)
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Sheila Madine

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Jerry Syder

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There is some sort of corruption happening to catalogs that have not yet been fixed by Adobe and as you’ve mentioned greyed out pics, this post ring a bell Can you post a screenshot of what you’re seeing?
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Robert Cullen

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Greyed out photos in the Import dialog screen indicate that these photos are already indexed in the Catalog and cannot be imported into the Catalog a second time.
The photos that are NOT greyed out are possibly ones that you "Removed" from the catalog. You only need to check these one or two photos in the Import dialog, using the 'Add' option, to bring them back into the Catalog (leaving them in their current folder).
Or alternatively you could 'Synchronize' the folder that contains the "wedding" photos (by a Right-Click) and this will update the folder contents by importing the photos that you removed from the Catalog previously.