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P: There was an unknown error while writing metadat to this photo. Retry?

Explorer ,
Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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After I copied all my photo files in Lightroom to a new PC, all the photo files have been marked with an exclamation mark in the upper right corner. When I mouse over the exclamation mark, the message appears: "Error writing metadata". When I click on this mark, I get the following message: "There was an unknown error while writing metadata to this photo. Retry?" Below the message there are two options I can click: "Import settings from disk" and "Retry Metadata Export". I don't understand what Lightroom is trying to tell me, nor what the consequences are of clicking these two options.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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Wait five minutes and try again. 

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Explorer ,
Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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I have been waiting for two days.  🙂

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2024 Apr 26, 2024

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Did you find a solution on this issue? I have recognised the same  problem...

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Community Expert ,
Apr 26, 2024 Apr 26, 2024

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Select all, click on the icon of the active image and then click on 'Retry Metadata Export'. That will remove the icons of all images.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2024 Apr 26, 2024

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Thanks for your reply! I am aware of this, however I then need to do it for all images and there will be created a .XMP file for each image. Of course I may have Win to delete these.... if possible in few steps---

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Community Expert ,
Apr 27, 2024 Apr 27, 2024

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Just select all the images first before you do this. Then you only have to do this for one image to fix all of them. It might indeed create XMP files, but these are harmless and do not have to be removed for any reason. Another option is to ignore the issue and wait to see if an update of Lightroom Classic will fix this.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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My question is : do you expect an update of Lightroom Classic to fix this?

Adriaan van den Bos

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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-- Johan W. Elzenga

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