3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2016 11:59 AM by dj_paige

    corrupted images in lightroom, originals fine


      I am  having a problem with corrupted images in Lightroom. I download my CF cards (raw files) onto a portable external hard drive via my laptop (windows 7) and then I copy the images onto another external hard drive attached to my desktop computer (windows 7). I import my images into Lightroom (4.4) and I’m seeing an increasing number of corrupt images – it had happened once or twice here or there in the past, but just recently I had a about 40 images from one shoot all corrupted so I need to figure out how to resolve this.


      I don’t know how to figure out where in the process the corruption is happening. The original file I downloaded to the portable hard drive is fine – I’ve opened that in Photoshop.  If I copy this file to my desktop hard drive I can replace the corrupted file. Is it safe to assume then that the problem is not the camera, memory card or card reader? I know LR doesn’t really do anything to your images – it just reads them – so would that mean the corruption is happening in the process of copying them to desktop hard drive? And if so, does that mean it’s desktop hard drive or desktop computer at fault?


      Thanks so much for any help or advice.