Reinstate 'right-click and open in Lightroom from the OS-level file manager

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In LR 6.14 the feature where one can edit a photo or folder is to right-click on it and open with LR, however this feature is not available in LR Classic as it is considered a "bug"  "Bug" it may be but it is my prefered way of accessing LR for editing purposes. Please reinstate it. It was doing no harm and is very useful.
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john beardsworth

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Your memory is playing tricks with you. It's never been a Lightroom feature (sadly).

Maybe it's something you did in the operating system?
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Some of the older LR versions had it in the Windows right-click menu. I was hunting for the original bug report this morning but I can't find it.
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I don't think that's so, Victoria. There was a registry trick to do it, which should still work but might need redoing because of program name changes.  I was hunting for it just now, but couldn't find it....
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I’ve just been rooting around on my VM and it IS still possible, no registry hacking involved. 
  1. Right-click on a photo
  2. Go to Open with > Choose Another App
  3. Scroll down to More Apps
  4. Scroll down > Look for another app on this PC
  5. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic\Lightroom.exe
It triggers the import dialog, just like it always did.