by Julieanne Kost
There are times when you may have imported multiple folders into Lightroom yet can not see the parent folder (the folder higher up on the hierarchical structure). For example, you may see your 2008, 2009, and 2010 folders but not the Photographs folder that they are contained in. If this is the case, to display the parent (Photographs folder), Control (Mac), right mouse (Win) -click the 2008 folder in the Folder panel and choose “Add Parent Folder”. Technically you aren’t really “adding” a folder, but asking Lightroom to display the parent folder that already exists on your drive.
Now, if you have the opposite dilemma, where you have too many levels of folders showing, you can Control (Mac), right mouse (Win) -click the top most (parent) folder and select Promote Subfolder to remove the parent folder and promote the child folder(s).This will move the child folder(s) one indentation to the right.