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I'm importing photos from my SD card to lightroom with a new external harddrive. When import any set of photos it takes forever but moreover it only imports 5-10 images before it stalls. I always have to hit cancel and restart the import to get any remaining images to copy. I've done the update and this has not fixed the problem. I have plenty of space on my hd and the computer reads the sd fine for selection. Any thoughts? Thank you.
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You could try a quick test to help determine the where the issue is by copying files directly to your drive first and then import to Lr. If that works seamlessly then it may be the card or the card reader or the external hard drive. What OS are you running?
I'm importing photos from my SD card to lightroom with a new external harddrive. When import any set of photos it takes forever but moreover it only imports 5-10 images before it stalls. Any thoughts?
A possibility is that the card, or the card reader, is malfunctioning.
First up, getting the work done.
As you stated copying from the SD card to a hard drive works outside if LrC, do so, Copy them to the folder you want them in, then in LrC import them using ADD.
You might find this workaround speeds up imports, and change to it in general, but to each their own)
As to what is failing? hmm.
Moving on, how are you trying to accomplish the import from SD card in LrC using Copy? Specific questions:
Are you (one of 3)
I have plenty of space on my hd and the computer
Two (possibly) different bits of space to consider.
Please post your System Information as Lightroom Classic (LrC) reports it. In LrC click on Help, then System Info, then Copy. Paste that information into a reply. Please present all information from first line down to and including Plug-in Info. Info after Plug-in info can be cut as that is just so much dead space to us non-Techs.
Sample below as of 7/1/2021 Lightroom Classic version: 10.3 [ 202105281559-8dc50eb4 ] License: Creative Cloud Language setting: en Operating system: Windows 10 - Business Edition Version: 10.0.19043 Application architecture: x64 System architecture: x64 Logical processor count: 8 Processor speed: 4.0GHz SqLite Version: 3.34.0 Built-in memory: 16317.1 MB Real memory available to Lightroom: 16317.1 MB Real memory used by Lightroom: 1302.8 MB (7.9%) Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 1586.9 MB GDI objects count: 746 USER objects count: 2288 Process handles count: 1909 Memory cache size: 252.3MB Internal Camera Raw version: 13.3 [ 807 ] Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5 Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2 Camera Raw virtual memory: 299MB / 8158MB (3%) Camera Raw real memory: 303MB / 16317MB (1%) System DPI setting: 96 DPI (high DPI mode) Desktop composition enabled: Yes Displays: 1) 2560x1440 Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: Yes, External touch: No, External pen: Yes, Keyboard: No Graphics Processor Info: DirectX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (18.104.22.16889) Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic Library Path: F:\Files\Pictures\Vacations and Day Trips\Photo Trips\24 Photo Trip September 2019\24 Photo Trip September 2019-v10.lrcat Settings Folder: C:\Users\goldi\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom Installed Plugins: 1) Aurora HDR 2) ColorChecker Camera Calibration 3) DxO PhotoLab 3 4) DxO PhotoLab 3 Impor