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Lightroom 5.3 still imports duplicate files but adds a -2 or -3 into the filename

Jan 21, 2014 12:52 PM

Tags: #imports #duplicate_files

On import lightroom 5.3 still does not recognize previous imports of the same file name.  I have the "do not import suspected" checked, but LR5 does not exclude the old files. I have had this question in Forum last month, but nothing has helped. Import has Copy, New Photos and Do not import suspected duplicates checked. No problem with LR4.4 on imports

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    Jan 21, 2014 5:26 PM   in reply to ronsacto

    I think this is a bug, although I thought it was there in Lr4.4 too (catalog dependent).


    If I remember correctly, one of the things that can cause this problem is importing from catalog - doesn't update a critical field or something like that - don't quote me..



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    Jan 28, 2014 11:07 PM   in reply to ronsacto

    Tell us exactly what you do so we can understand exactly what is happening please.

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    Jan 28, 2014 11:08 PM   in reply to Geoff the kiwi

    Have you ever removed the Preference File?

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    Jan 29, 2014 2:36 PM   in reply to ronsacto

    It could be that Geoff was suggesting you try removing the preference file to see if it helps.


    I don't think it will help, since I recall other cases when this problem was not improved by removing preference file - still, may be worth a shot.


    I think it's a catalog thing (if my aging memory serves me correctly), so you could try exporting everything as catalog (and then open exported catalog) and see if it's any better - the problem might get "exported" too, but that's all I got (alternatively, you could create a new catalog, and import everything from your current catalog - again, the problem might get "imported" too, but may be worth a shot).


    Of course, backup your original catalog before making "experimental" changes, and beware: publish service stuff isn't exported/imported.


    PS - if it is a catalog thing, you may be able to glean something from inspection via sql client app, or dump as text file and search... - advanced users only......



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