Oh yes: I also have LR set to display only the directory name, not the entire 
directory path, in the Folders panel. That might be affecting dynamic ordering 
as well. 

I doubt this problem has anything to do with an engineering decision trying to 
"help you". It's probably just a consequence of the way LR parses the directory 
names and orders the tree dynamically. When you make changes that affect the 
whole tree, it changes the parsing and display calculations; the ordering 
likely bubbles up the most recent changes to the top of the list as a side 


> On Jan 2, 2024, at 6:19 AM, Godfrey DiGiorgi <godfreydigio...@me.com> wrote:
> Hmm. I have, at present, three physical volumes comprising the media that LR 
> Classic 13.1 has imported original files from in that list in the Folders 
> panel. They never change place on the Folders panel.
> The reason for this is probably because, when I set them up, I drilled down 
> through the directory hierarchy on the volumes to the root of the photo 
> storage directory trees and then told LR to "Hide Parent Directory" on all 
> folder hierarchies above (or below, per your perspective) that point. So I 
> don't see, in LR, all the other directories on the volumes; only the entire 
> directory of original image files starting at its local root. Any other 
> directory/file manipulations on these volumes is therefore invisible to LR 
> Classic, and cannot reorder the placement of the volumes in the Folders 
> listing. There's no need to see the entire directory tree structure of the 
> import volumes, only the directory trees from which you have imported files, 
> which should always have a single root.. that's my logic behind setting it up 
> this way. 
> That's my conjecture anyway. Try it. :D 
> G
>> On Jan 1, 2024, at 8:59 PM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 1, 2024, at 8:55 PM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote:
>>> I'm running Lightroom Classic 13.  Over on the left side there is a 
>>> "Folders" panel, with the highest level of hierarchy being the hard drives. 
>>> I've got three drives Mac SSD, photo_ba, and photo_bb.  The problem is that 
>>> whenever I change something on one of the drives, it's position in the 
>>> panel moves to the top. So, while I'm going through, cleaning up my 
>>> catalog, moving folders from the primary drive to the longer term storage, 
>>> the order of the drives in the panel keeps shifting around.  My google fu 
>>> is just not strong enough to figure out how to get it to JUST STOP THAT.
>> Edit, it's even worse than that, it will also collapse the display of a 
>> drive when it makes a change. So things keep changing out from under me, and 
>> moving around, often when I'm trying to move a folder to them.
>> Arrrgghhhh!  Why do they insist on having software "help" me, when I don't 
>> ask it to?
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