5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2018 8:18 AM by Just Shoot Me

    After folder sync getting list of files damaged

    ctphoto

      After I do a "synchronize folder" I get an error of many files can not be imported because they are damaged. It shows me a list. So when I look for those files on my hard drive they are not found, not any of them. Where are they? I want to move them to a separate folder to another drive.

       

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        • 1. Re: After folder sync getting list of files damaged
          dj_paige Level 10

          Use your operating system's search feature to search all hard disks for (one of) these photos.

           

          If Lightroom can't read JPG or TIF files, most likely the files are corrupted and unusable. I would try restoring the photos from their backups.

          • 2. Re: After folder sync getting list of files damaged
            ctphoto Level 1

            I have done that. The files must be somewhere on that hard drive, its the only one being used by LR. I have even tried looking in folders (manually) for a few of the problem files that I know came from its folder. Its nowhere to be found.

             

            If there is someway in LR to ignore those files when syncing,  that would work too.

            • 3. Re: After folder sync getting list of files damaged
              dj_paige Level 10

              Instead of synchronizing a folder, you could Import only the photos you specifically want.

              • 4. Re: After folder sync getting list of files damaged
                ctphoto Level 1

                I have done that and that works, but using the synchronizing folder updates any files changed, moved to other folders, or deleted. This is how I have always done it for years.

                • 5. Re: After folder sync getting list of files damaged
                  Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                  Syncing folders in LR does not update changed files. Once a file is in the LR catalog it is in the LR catalog. If you are using Adobe Camera RAW to do any edits then an up facing Arrow with 3 lines to the left of the arrow will show and clicking that will allow you to either "Import Settings from Disk", reading the edits made in ACR, or "Overwrite Setting" which will replace whatever edits done in ACR with whatever LR has recorded in the catalog file.

                  Sure doing a Sync Folder will auto import those changes made in ACR but I must ask why are you making changes in ACR when LR has the exact same system for editing RAW images (ACR is Built Into LR. That is what the Develop module is).

                   

                  Edits, Changes, Adjustments made in any other image editing software will not be read by LR.

                   

                  I use the Sync folder option to update a folder that I use for PNG files I create for posting screen shots to different website like this one. But other then that I rarely if ever use that option.