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Lightroom Cannot read files from Hard drive

New Here ,
Jan 28, 2024 Jan 28, 2024

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Heya, 

I am having the weirdest problem. 

 

Some photos are on an external hard drive and when I go to import them into Lightroom they are all greyed out as if already imported. 

 

I have tried moving the files to my desktop and having the same problem. The photos open fine in Photoshop. 

 

They aren't already imported in a different Lightroom Catalog so I am really confused why this is happening. 

Other folders from the same hard drive are also fine and importing as normal.

 

Any ideas welcome

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LEGEND ,
Jan 28, 2024 Jan 28, 2024

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Explain further. Especially explain how you know these photos are not already imported into this Lightroom Classic catalog. (PS: My web browser will not show file attachments here. Better to use the "Insert Photos" icon)

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Jan 28, 2024 Jan 28, 2024

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They aren't already imported in a different Lightroom Catalog so I am really confused why this is happening. 


By @natasaleoniy


This has nothing to do with the images already being imported in a different catalog, what Lightroom Classic is telling you is that they are already imported in this catalog.  It's possible they were imported as copies in another folder, however.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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