I have LR4.3 and a Sony A99. I have had no particular problem up until now. I have a handful of .arw files that LR4.3 cannot open.
Lightroom gives an error saying 'failed to find a location for the imported file' for each of them. I've not seen this before - all the other files (before and after) all imported quite nicely. It's just these 6 consecutive .arw files that LR can't read.
I also tried IDC (Sony's raw converter) which read the files quite happily, as did rawdigger. A friend tried Capture One and RawTherapee - also no problem. Then I tried Adobe DNG Converter 7.3 which also failed (It says "the file appears to be an unsupported format") It seems to be just Adobe applications that are struggling.
I even tried copying the files from the SD again, using windows explorer. Still no good.
Here is one of the files:
[URL=https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81381761/DSC09511.ARW" rel="nofollow]here on dropbox[/URL]
Would anyone care to download it and see what they get?
The pics aren't great or important but if this can happen once, it can happen again and I'd like to get to the bottom of this. The file is a cropped raw file straight from the camera when it was set to APS-C crop mode. I have taken a lot of pics before in this mode and LR took them all with no problem. It's just weird that these few appear to be unsupported....
I am no further forward in my quest to open these raw files in any adobe product. Is this the correct forum ton raise a formal support request with adobe?
A user on the Dyxum forums successfully opened the file in DXO, Sony IDC can open it too. It's just LR4.3 that is struggling still!
Keith - thanks for trying. Which version of DXO are you using? A99 support was only added very recently....
in the meantime, I have tried producing some more dodgy raw files but try as I may, a99 raw files all read into LR4.3 correctly now, no matter which crop of telezoom feature I use.
Maybe my A99 or card just had a glitch that particular day.....