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Suddenly canot edit or delete with LR Classic 11.3

Explorer ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Okay, this is a puzzlement. Using Lightroom classic v11.3, updated 2 days ago.

This morning I went out and took some shots, imported them in LR and did a little editing with Luminar Flex (my utility plug in of choice) - same as I have been doing for over a year. While shooting, I also used an app called GPS Tracks on my iPhone to record my locations - same as I have done for years ever since learning about it from one of the nice folks on Uglyhedgehog.com

An hour ago, I started up LR again (after quitting and backing it up without incident before lunch) and added the GPS coordinates from the file I exported from GPS Tracks - as I have been doing for a couple of years. No problems.

But now, here's the thing: now I cannot perform any external edits with any of the tools - note the screenshot attached - everything is greyed out for some reason. So then I selected a few I don't want to delete them, and for the first time ever, I do not see the option to delete from disk, only remove from LR. So, again, WHAT??!!

Has anyone who took this latest update from Adobe had this problem perchance? I remember they introduced a bug a few updates ago where if you went to the Maps module after having imported anything, LR would just quit unexpectedly. But they did fix that an update release or two ago...and while I have previously successfully imported and then directly added GPS coordinates, as it happens this time I quite LR before lunch and after returning started it up and did the GPS stuff - then returned to the Develop module to continue the editing.

Oh, I'm running Mac Monterey 12.3.1 on an M1 MacBook Pro (13")

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Community Expert , Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

Thanks for updating the post. The reason why I asked you to confirm the location of the files is that the message your screen shot shows is directly related to the images being offline. It happens all the time!

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Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Can you right-click on an image that you are having a problem editing (or deleting) and select Show in Finder? Are you working with Smart Previews or original files?

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Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Thanks for replying - as it happens I came to realize it was my fault...in the morning I had an extrnal drive (that I use as a scratch disk to import image files from the SD card and rename the files before moving them to my primary external drive and importing to LR - and yes I know I can rename in LR too but it doesn't offer the format I desire).

 

Anyway, it would seem that in the morning I imported from that scratch drive, and did a few edits and deletions there. And then Iturned that scratch drive off before going to lunch...so when i returned of course LR could not find the files on that unpowered disk.

 

Entirely user error - my brain fart for the day.

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Thanks for updating the post. The reason why I asked you to confirm the location of the files is that the message your screen shot shows is directly related to the images being offline. It happens all the time!

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