Good morning. Last night after culling a shoot I used the Rename (F2) function to rename the remaining files. Every file was renamed with a -2 appended to the sequence number. This has happened before, but a second Rename run always fixed the issue. Not this time. If I change the start sequence number to 101 from 1, files rename correctly (no appended -2). When I re-rename with a sequence start of 1, I get the same (YYYYMMDD_custom_000x-2.cr)
I'm baffled. Win7 with all updates, LR2015.12.
Workflow: Ctl-A, Ctl-S - to select all and save metadata
F2 brings up the rename dialog box
Change sequence number to 1
Any ideas? Thanks.
Purged all the caches, reset preferences, restarted Lightroom, rebooted the computer.(not all at once)... same result.
Ach! Found it... pilot error. Apparently at some point in the culling process I failed to delete some culled files. Found them when I looked at the folder in Explorer. They disappeared from the LR folder, so I probably clicked "remove from library" rather than "delete from disk". That's what happens when you're in a hurry I guess.
Deleted the offending filed directly (in Explorer) and the F2 Rename worked as expected.