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Can't add / move photos from SD Card set as internal storage in Lightroom Classic?

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Jul 30, 2020

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EDIT: found the answer myself... My SD card appears twice in the import menu, once as an external drive (move or add not possible), once under Local Disk C: and so as internal storage, from which adding and moving is possible.

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Hello everyone,

 

I browsed through existing posts but couldn't find the answer to that question exactly.

 

I have read that moving or adding photos from an SD card into Lightroom Classic is not possible as a 'safety' measure from Adobe to prevent losing files, however I haven't been able to find out whether this restriction extends to the case where the SD card is set as internal storage (i.e. it is considered by my laptop as a disk drive).

As it stands now for me it looks like it isn't possible, but maybe there is something I can do into Lightroom Classic to show the SD card is internal storage? I can't believe my laptop (Surface Pro) is happily considereing the SD card as internal storage and Lightroom isn't - it seems a bit overkill for limiting the risk of erasing files..

 

Thanks very much in advance! Please do redirect me to another post if that has been addressed already.

 

Marie

 

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Can't add / move photos from SD Card set as internal storage in Lightroom Classic?

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Jul 30, 2020

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EDIT: found the answer myself... My SD card appears twice in the import menu, once as an external drive (move or add not possible), once under Local Disk C: and so as internal storage, from which adding and moving is possible.

Picture attached

 

Hello everyone,

 

I browsed through existing posts but couldn't find the answer to that question exactly.

 

I have read that moving or adding photos from an SD card into Lightroom Classic is not possible as a 'safety' measure from Adobe to prevent losing files, however I haven't been able to find out whether this restriction extends to the case where the SD card is set as internal storage (i.e. it is considered by my laptop as a disk drive).

As it stands now for me it looks like it isn't possible, but maybe there is something I can do into Lightroom Classic to show the SD card is internal storage? I can't believe my laptop (Surface Pro) is happily considereing the SD card as internal storage and Lightroom isn't - it seems a bit overkill for limiting the risk of erasing files..

 

Thanks very much in advance! Please do redirect me to another post if that has been addressed already.

 

Marie

 

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LrC is designed to treat the SD card Specifically as a temporary storage device FROM which to download images and import them into a Lightroom catalog. As such, it will not allow you to import them directly while still on the card.

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NO NO NO. Very much on purpose by Adobe. Treat any SD card as a drive just begging to crash and die. Treat them as consumables.

 

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 9.4, PS 21.2.1; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.6; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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