How can I: Search for files "not in catalog"

Is there a way to search for files/photos on my hard drive that are *NOT* already in my catalog?
(a) I can do a mass search to find all photos on my hard drive.
(b) And there is a reconnect feature - for all entries in catalog with a missing/invalid link, look for the file that matches best.
But I'd like to have Elements find photos that I have not added to the catalog.
That is, do (a), but check each one to see if it is already added.
Is there a way to do that?

What you want to achieve by finding those files?
In folder view you can see the folder which have no media files in Organizer.
If you import all the files form all the drives on your system, by deafult you will see files just imported into catalog. That means, just after import ou will have the files which were not in your catalog :-)
I know my  answer could be confusing for you, but it will make sense if you know what happens after import in Organizer...

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