P: (Mac) Importing Duplicates created with -2, -3 filename

Explorer ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Lightroom Classic is importing duplicates, not just -2, but also -3 duplicates. 

 

Macbook Pro 16" 2021, 64gb RAM, 4 TB drive, macOS Monterey 12.3.1

Lightoom Classic v 11.3, Camera Raw v 14.3

To import, take SD card out of camera, put into the card reader on the MacbookPro, click import, review images in main screen and note count (300), check do not import duplicates, identify a brand new Destination folder for the images/videos, click import. Images/videos import, folder opens, 900 images shown (xxx.RAF, xxx.RAF-2, xxx.RAD-3). The issue is inconsistent, some SD cards only loaded once, some loaded -2, and some loaded -3). 

Images are loaded through LR onto an external drive. Computer is plugged in (so no unique power settings). 

SD card had previously been reformated (so clean before use) and only new data on the SD card to be imported. 

The issue started after the most recent 11.3 update of LR. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Sounds really strange. Just for a test, try creating a folder on your desktop and copy all the photos from the SD card to that folder first. I usually do it this way and select all the photos on my memory card and drag them over to the newly created folder. THen remove the SD card from the card reader. THen try opening LRC and importing.

I have Monterey and LRC 11.3 and mine are importing correctly, however I have seen this type of import before on some friends machines.

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Thanks for this suggestion. It is a backwards way of doing this. The system should work and used to work just fine, but you are right. I could move the files to the drive where they will live (which is not on my computer) and then "add" to LR that way. I'll give it a try the "normal" way after my next trip and then break down and do it this way if it doesn't work. I love wildly inconsistent technology. 🙂 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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just a note - this is not really a backwards way of importing: I dont drag copy my photos from the memory card to their "future "location on my exgternal drive. I literally put a folder on my desktop, drag copy the photos from he memory card into that folder. THen I eject the card. I then laucnh LRC, and import the images in that folder into my LRC catalog and tell LRC to move them to the external drive into a specific location. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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May seem like an extra step, however, if something were to happen, power goes out while importing, cable glitch to external drive, or who knows what technology blip in the continuum could happen, my original files are still on the card as well as in the folder on my desktop. Once LRC has imported them and vopied them to the external drive in their future home,, I also make a backup of the photo files on that external drive to another external drive. (so I have at least 2 copies of the originals ) Then I can safely reformat my memory card, and also delete that temporary folder of images on my internal drive.

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Explorer ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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Rick. I was specifically asked to create a new thread so I did. The problem I am having is from April 2022 on a fully updated LR and was NOT fixed by the 2020 update. So your merging my thread into this one was not helpful. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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I've run a couple of test imports today

  • LrC 11.3
  • Mac OS 12.2.1
  • Images on SD Card Formatted In Camera
  • 1325 Images Raws from (Canon 5D Mark IV)
  • Using External Card Reader
  • Images to Desktop and Images to Hard Drive Folder respectively on each test. 
  • Both tests imports resulted in 1325 images in the folder set 
  • Neither photoset contains a -2 or a -3 file


It might be prudent to post a screenshot of your Import Dialog and the settings used which generated the duplicates. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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Well dude, I'm having issues...

 

First, if the images are in a folder, LR creates a duplicate subfolder on import with the same images in that folder. So now they occupy twice the space. Why? 

 

Then I deleted that bogus folder and created a "canon raw" subfolder under the main folder. Seemed to work, but then when I exported and looked at them in photoshop all the files had a "-2" after them indicating they were duplicated - Again! Why?

 

So, then I deleted all the duplicates out of the Canon Raw folder. So, only the originals remain. At first LR told me files couldn't be found. And now LR is associating all the photos in the library with the original files - but the metadata on the righthand side tells me the file name is 054A2036-2.CR3 even though the file in the folder does not have the -2 associated with it. 

Whatever. If I wanted duplicate raw images I would do it myself. I don't need LR duplicating my files before I even start working on them. Please fix this bug.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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This is an excellent explanation of the problem I am having, and I have a
similar setup. I’ve been following this thread for ages and have not come
across a fix yet. Updating Lightroom and removing old version of ps didn’t
help. It appears randomly and the only workaround I’ve found is to insert
the memory card, wait for *all* images on the memory card to load
previews, and *then* checking “no duplicates.”

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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Have you tried what I suggested with a new "to be imported" folder created on yoru desktop?

THen you drag copy the images from the memory card to that folder, then eject the memory card.

 

THen launch LRC, select import and proceed.

My computer set ups are similar, (I run 3 separate computers for myself and two others) and this has been working since LR version 1!

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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I get an intermittent issue where I import images from a memory card and lightroom creates two images for each singlefile I have taken with the camera.  I rename my files on import into a newly created folder and the numbers are sequential, but numbers 1 and 2 are the same images, 3 and 4 the same, etc.

 

I can delete the images from the catalog and re-import and it won't happen a second time.  I've taken a screenshot of the latest import settings when this has happened.

 

Lightroom Classic version: 11.2 [ 202201281441-a5b5f472 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en-GB
Operating system: Mac OS 12
Version: 12.1.0 [21C52]
Application architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 12
Processor speed: 2.2GHz
SqLite Version: 3.36.0
Built-in memory: 16,384.0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16,384.0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 2,344.0 MB (14.3%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 43,325.6 MB
Memory cache size: 1,963.9MB
Internal Camera Raw version: 14.2 [ 1028 ]
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
Camera Raw virtual memory: 1363MB / 8191MB (16%)
Camera Raw real memory: 1366MB / 16384MB (8%)
Displays: 1) 3360x2100, 2) 6016x3384

Graphics Processor Info:
Metal: AMD Radeon Pro 555X

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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LIughtroom was just updated to LRC 11.3. Try the update and try importing again.

I have tried over and over, and I do not get the duplicates.

I am using Mac OS 12.3.1 and LRC 11.2 and 11.3

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May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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I am having the same issue. First, if the images are in a folder, LR creates a duplicate folder with the same images in that folder. So now they occupy twice the space. Why? 

 

Then I deleted that bogus folder and created a "canon raw" subfolder under the main folder. Seemed to work, but then when I exported and looked at them in photoshop all the files had a "-2" after them indicating they were duplicated - Again! Why?

 

So, then I deleted all the duplicates out of the Canon Raw folder. So, only the originals remain. At first LR told me files couldn't be found. And now LR is associating all the photos in the library with the original files - but the metadata on the righthand side tells me the file name is 054A2036-2.CR3 even though the file in the folder does not have the -2 associated with it. 

Whatever. If I wanted duplicate raw images I would do it myself. I don't need LR duplicating my files before I even start working on them. Please fix this bug. 

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May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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Can you list what OS and which Lightroom you are using? Also give us an idea of your storage set up, where you keep the LR catalog , the photo files, etc

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May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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I did help another user a long time ago where he had all these duplicates. I spent 4plus hours trying to figure out where and how TGIS had happened. He had those -2 and -3 versions also . I checked all the settings and in the end, I uninstalled the LR application and all the system files relating to LR, and downloaded a new LR and installed. We tried importing a new set of images, and it worked. So we then tried importing more from another memory card and it was no longer making duplicates.

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That may or may not correct the problem for you going forward. Could be a setting that is not working the way you thought,could be a conflict somewhere. 

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