Custom order of photos in folders has been corrupted

New Here ,
Jul 30, 2020 Jul 30, 2020

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I have just noticed that my folders -- all of which I arrange into Custom Order -- no longer have their photos in the custom orders that I left them in. They are not totally scrambled, but maybe 10% to 20% of the photos are in the wrong places. I think this affects all of my folders (20 years worth of images). I am not sure when this happened – presumably during a recent update. Collections on the other hand seem to still have their photos in the correct order.

 

Have other people noticed this? 

 

This is on Mac.

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Most Valuable Participant , Aug 03, 2020 Aug 03, 2020
There's a long-standing bug where LR will start losing the custom order of collections or folders where you've made a large number of changes to the custom order. The bug strikes after you've made a certain number of changes to a collection or folder, and other collections or folders aren't affected.  Please review the bug report: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-major-bug-with-custom-sort-order Please add your constructive opinion and details of your issue to t...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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Are you talking about folders or photos? Folders cannot be in a custom order. They are always in alphabetical order.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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You are not talking about Folders. Folder in LrC are always displayed in Alphabetical order.

 

So what are you asking about? It is not the custom order of FOLDERS.

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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I am talking about the order of the photos in the folders, not the order of the folders, which of course is alphabetical.

 

I have just edited my original post to make this more clear.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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Thanks.

You would be better off using a Numbered File Name structure by adding something like 01, 02 and so on, to the front of the file name to keep them ion the order you want.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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deleated, my bad.

 

 

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Aug 03, 2020 Aug 03, 2020

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There's a long-standing bug where LR will start losing the custom order of collections or folders where you've made a large number of changes to the custom order. The bug strikes after you've made a certain number of changes to a collection or folder, and other collections or folders aren't affected.  Please review the bug report:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-major-bug-with-custom-sort-order

 

Please add your constructive opinion and details of your issue to the bug report, and be sure to click Me Too and Follow in the upper-right corner. That will make it a little more likely that Adobe will prioritize a fix, and you'll be notified when the bug's status changes. (Safari users, uncheck the option Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Prevent Cross-Site Tracking or use Chrome or Firefox.)

 

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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I've got exactly the same issue, any signs of a resolution? Ive got 15 years of work that is now completely messed up in the folders thay are filed in. Its a shocker.

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Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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"I've got exactly the same issue, any signs of a resolution? Ive got 15 years of work that is now completely messed up in the folders thay are filed in. Its a shocker."

 

As I mentioned in reply to your other post, LR 10 has some serious bugs with custom order. Your options:

 

- Live with the bugs in LR 10.

 

- Roll back to LR 9.4, resuming work with the copy of the LR 9 catalog that was saved when you upgraded to LR 10. But you'll lose the work you've done in LR 10, unless you do potentially lots of semi-manual work to transfer edits and metadata changes back to LR 9.

 

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