Lightroom pictures missing


Daffy1 11 386 Ireland
13 Jun 2019 5:36PM

Help, help,help!
For some reason my pictures are 'locked out' of Lightroom. It telling file missing or something. When I open Lightroom I can't use them.
They are on my laptop but I can't import them because it tells me that they were previously imported.
What can I do I'm scared?
Damian.



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Jestertheclown 10 7.9k 252 England
13 Jun 2019 6:16PM
If Lightroom's telling you that they've been previously imported, it's because they have been.
Are the previews greyed out?
To import them again, simply change their names, just adding a single character will do, then import the renamed versions.
Lightroom will recognise them as new files.
Daffy1 11 386 Ireland
13 Jun 2019 6:30PM
I tried that but I can't rename them there is a '?' beside the folder and it won't give me the option to 'rename'
Daffy1 11 386 Ireland
13 Jun 2019 6:37PM
It seems to have fixed itself !!! I hope . I put the name of the folder in search and up it popped .

Silly me.

Damian
Dave_Canon 13 1.5k United Kingdom
13 Jun 2019 10:30PM
If you had to re-import, there is no need to change the names. Just unclick "Do Not Import Duplicates" in the Import module.


Dave
Jestertheclown 10 7.9k 252 England
13 Jun 2019 10:37PM

Quote: Just unclick "Do Not Import Duplicates" in the Import module.

I've never even seen that button!
Tianshi_angie 4 2.5k England
14 Jun 2019 11:52AM
Jester -
Quote:I've never even seen that button!


In Library Mode, click on the Import button bottom left and on the subsequent screen top right there is a box which says 'Don't import suspected duplicates'.

Jestertheclown 10 7.9k 252 England
14 Jun 2019 6:55PM
Thanks but it's become academic; I use Capture One these days.

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