Does Lightroom Classic Have a Time Limit Before the File is Lost to Exporting?

Explorer ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Hello, yes I'm certain the above title sounds confusing, but today I had edited a RAW file in Lightoom Classic 11.1, finished the editing and took a short break from the Mac. When I returned in perhaps 20 minutes there was a flag on the photo, 'This File Could Not be Found', and I was unable to export the edited photo to the desktop. The Develop screen was greyed out and I had no controls either for more editing nor ability to export it.

 

I wouldn't think LRclassic has a time limit for editing, but I'd not run into this issue before so would like to know how to avoid this issue.

 

Thanks! 

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LEGEND , Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021
LrC absolutly hates hard drives going to sleep be it MACOS or Windows. Some find LrC haytes MACs going to sleep.

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Engaged ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Is the original file on an external drive?  If so, during your 20 minute break, that drive may have gone to sleep or otherwise become unavailable.  If LrC can't see the original file, it'll show as unavailable and Develop & export won't work.

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LrC absolutly hates hard drives going to sleep be it MACOS or Windows. Some find LrC haytes MACs going to sleep.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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No, no time limit. I can shut-down and on a restart my screen returns to the state it was when shut-down.

More likely a hard-drive has gone to 'sleep' and needs re-awakening.

Or the original files have 'disappeared' by a hard-ware fault.

Can you show a screen-clip of your "greyed out Develop screen and controls"?

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.3.1 Photoshop 23.3.2, ACR 14.3, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.2, Windows-10.

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Thanks guys, yes that's got to be the case. I'll look for this next time my work has a break involved.

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