8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2018 5:27 AM by AjF2

    Lr Classic Stopped Importing

    AjF2 Level 1

      Lr Classic has stopped importing photos from my some of my external hard drives and will not allow me to drag photos in collections from one place to another or drag photos from imports to collections.  Worked fine this morning, rebooted computer, signed off of Lr, no help.

        • 1. Re: Lr Classic
          dj_paige Level 10

          Does not allow? What happens? Please explain in detail.


          When you do the drag, you need to start by pointing your mouse in the middle of one of the photos, and not in the grey rectangle surrounding the photos.

          • 2. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
            AjF2 Level 1

            Thanks, DJ. My LR has gotten very slow and just goes on strike occasionally. It is also deleting photos from collections that can’t be found. No “!”, just gone. I am compiling a book to be printed by Texas A&M Press, so this is scary. So far, I have been able to work around this, and I am saving the final versions to 3 external hard drives, which seems to be working. But it is of concern.

                 I am able drag photos again. I think, but am not sure, that the problem I asked about was that it was so slow to respond I just thought it wasn’t working at all. Thank you very much for your response. Dexter

             

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            • 3. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
              dj_paige Level 10

              With regards to your importing problems, there have been two different threads in this forum in the recent few days, which both concluded that hard disk malfunction somewhere was the cause of their importing problems, and once the disk malfunction was removed (usually by using a different disk), the import problems went away.

              • 4. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
                AjF2 Level 1

                     I am a pretty good photographer, I think, but I make no claim to computer competence.  At present, LR is an application residing in Applications on my Mac Pro.  I think it needs to stay there, so I can travel with it.  I thought that is where everybody kept it. Furthermore, I frankly don't know how to move it and I am terrified of losing everything on it if I start messing about with it.  How would "I use a different disk?"  Thanks again for your advice and willingness to help.  Dexter

                • 5. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
                  dj_paige Level 10

                  AjF2  wrote

                   

                       I am a pretty good photographer, I think, but I make no claim to computer competence.  At present, LR is an application residing in Applications on my Mac Pro.  I think it needs to stay there, so I can travel with it.  I thought that is where everybody kept it. Furthermore, I frankly don't know how to move it and I am terrified of losing everything on it if I start messing about with it.  How would "I use a different disk?"  Thanks again for your advice and willingness to help.  Dexter

                  No, I didn't mean you should move Lightroom. I meant to import the photos to a different disk. Change the Destination Folder in the Import dialog box to a different disk.

                  • 6. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
                    AjF2 Level 1

                         I only import photos to external hard drives already.  I have 26,000 raw photos on one catalog in LR, and I keep no photos on the laptop.  Are 26,000 photos too many for one catalog to handle?  Or, my 8TB primary ExHD is getting close to full, could that be the reason?

                    • 7. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
                      dj_paige Level 10

                      AjF2  wrote

                       

                           I only import photos to external hard drives already.  I have 26,000 raw photos on one catalog in LR, and I keep no photos on the laptop.  Are 26,000 photos too many for one catalog to handle?  Or, my 8TB primary ExHD is getting close to full, could that be the reason?

                      The size of the catalog is not the problem. Full (or almost full) hard disk could be the problem. As I suggested in my last post, try importing to a DIFFERENT hard disk.

                      • 8. Re: Lr Classic Stopped Importing
                        AjF2 Level 1

                        OK, I will switch over, and thanks.

                         

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