CF Express Cards Type B Treated Like A Hard Drive

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Not sure if this is a bug or a feature but either way, it is a hazard. When importing from CFExpress Type B cards into Lightroom LrC, one is able to chose to move (rather than copy) the files from the memory card with the potential hazard of the losing files. 

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Hi , I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to the Lightroom Classic forum where you are more likely to get a response relevant to your issue.

 

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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It's a feature of the OS and yes, one must be very careful not to choose "Move" during import.

On Win10, the CFe B card shows up in Windows Explorer as one of the drives and a SD card shows up as removeable media that can be ejected.

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May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022

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Same for MacOS. It's the OS that treats the card as an external hard drive, so you can't call it a bug. Adobe could/should include a scan for a DCIM folder, which is typical for a memory card, and if that is present disable the ADD and MOVE options for such a disk.

 

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It's not a bug. It's the way software has worked for decades! Moving a document moves it. From one location to another. There is no hazard. If you want to copy the document, copy it. If you don't want to move it, don't. 


Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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