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Auto Import stops importing

Dec 28, 2012 6:29 PM

Tags: #import #lr4 #lightroom4 #auto_import #watch_folder

I'm seeing a problem in just some of my Lightroom 4 (version 4.3, latest updates as of today) catalogs where auto import just stops working. There are no error messages and Lightroom continues to work, but files in the watched folder just don't get imported. I've optimized the catalog, restarted Lightroom, double checked that auto import is on, restarted my mac (mac book pro running 10.7.5), imported all the photos into a new catalog... still no joy. Also worth noting is that the other import options are greyed out if auto import is on when I start Lightroom for these broken catalogs... but if I turn off auto import, and restart Lightroom, the import photos and videos is enabled and I can import the files from the watch folder manually.


This isn't happening on all of my catalogs, just some. And, I do have plenty of disk space.


Anyone else seeing this? Any fixes?

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    Dec 29, 2012 2:08 AM   in reply to LaraFerroni99

    It's possible that your Lr preference file has been corrupted in some way. Try deleting it, restart Lr then reconfigure auto-import. Hopefully, this will fix the problem.

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