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Lightroom Classic CC 2020 Corrupt CF Card

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Today on a professional corporate shoot not one but two CF cards were corrupted during import into Lightroom. I've had these cards for at least four or five years-the scenario was exactly the same. Lightroom ignored the "do not import duplicates" command and started creating files with "-2" In the file name. So using the task bar in the upper left I stopped the import. Light room then ejected the card and the card was at that point unreadable, in either of my cameras or by my computer and had to be re-initialized to be used.  The chances of this happening on two different identical transcend 64 gig 400 XCS cards is astronomical-and there does not appear to be anything wrong with the reader. All this equipment was used over the weekend for a long and grueling shoot with no incidents.  The only change since the weekend is Catalina updated itself to the latest version. Any fellow travelers? I'm back in on that same job today I will be manually copying the files over to my import folder using finder.

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Lightroom Classic CC 2020 Corrupt CF Card

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Today on a professional corporate shoot not one but two CF cards were corrupted during import into Lightroom. I've had these cards for at least four or five years-the scenario was exactly the same. Lightroom ignored the "do not import duplicates" command and started creating files with "-2" In the file name. So using the task bar in the upper left I stopped the import. Light room then ejected the card and the card was at that point unreadable, in either of my cameras or by my computer and had to be re-initialized to be used.  The chances of this happening on two different identical transcend 64 gig 400 XCS cards is astronomical-and there does not appear to be anything wrong with the reader. All this equipment was used over the weekend for a long and grueling shoot with no incidents.  The only change since the weekend is Catalina updated itself to the latest version. Any fellow travelers? I'm back in on that same job today I will be manually copying the files over to my import folder using finder.

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Software applications cannot cause disks to become corrupted. (This is a statement that covers all software applications, not just Lightroom Classic).

 

Perhaps the drive in your camera that writes to the camera card is corrupted?

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Also, you say the card reader is working fine. How do you know that? The two cards it tried to read weren't readable, maybe the card reader is the problem.

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There are many previous incidents of the "eject after a Import" function in Lightroom corrupting cards. Do a Google search on it. The camera produced readable desks until they interacted with Adobe Lightroom. Additionally two cards-from two cameras-inside of two hoursIt doesn't pass the sniff test. You're speaking like an expert… But my guess is… You're not one?

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For those following - more info:  Catalina 10.15.7 (so present update from two days ago).   Lightroom now updated to V 9.4 (but was previous version so 9.3?).   I've updated camera raw to version 12.4.

 

Today I'm going to run SD cards (extreme pro) and a different Lexar reader.    It's my opinion that this error was caused by a re-emergence of the Eject After Import bug....

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Quote:

I've had these cards for at least four or five years-the scenario was exactly the same.

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Your statement above explains your problem.

Your cards have gone bad. Try replacing them more regularly, like every year or 2.

 

And who, what camera maker, uses CF cards anymore?

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Do you believe that two cards - from two different cameras – went bad in the same two hour window – rather than say… A software update from Apple or Adobe affecting the import process? I'm trying to calculate the odds against that…. I've been a professional newswire photographer for 22 years. I've never heard of cards having expiration dates before. Can you point me in the right direction on that?

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I will stick with my earlier comment ... software applications cannot cause disk or camera cards to fail. This has nothing to do with Lightroom Classic, it applies to ALL software applications.

 

You have not ruled out hardware errors, and another one I thought of is that you import the photos and then they reside on a hard disk which is malfunctioning, again not Lightroom Classic's fault.

 

Furthermore, Lightroom Classic uses operating system calls to access your camera card and all disks, so it can't be Lightroom Classic doing this anyway. If you still think it is Lightroom Classic doing this, I will say that as far as I know, there is no plausible mechanism for this, and you need to come up with a plausible explanation for how Lightroom Classic, which uses operating system calls, can do such a thing. All the plausible mechanisms for corruption are hardware.

 

 

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You're under the impression that corruption on my hard drive spread to two different compact flashcards in the course of one hour? You're aware of that Adobe acknowledges this problem right? There is a known bug with regard to eject after a Import… It looks like it has resurfaced under this present version of Catalina. Adobe released updates last night to both camera roll and Lightroom classic my guess is that the code is fixed now. My purpose of writing this was to warn other news wire and professionals

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"Lightroom ignored the "do not import duplicates" command and started creating files with "-2" In the file name. So using the task bar in the upper left I stopped the import. Light room then ejected the card and the card was at that point unreadable, in either of my cameras or by my computer and had to be re-initialized to be used."

 

So after discovering the 1st card was no longer readable after the aborted import process you proceeded to perform the same LrC import operation with the 2nd card? If not then it wasn't LrC that corrupted the 2nd card.....and if you did then shame on you. Have you tried any of the memory card recovery programs to see if the files can be saved.

 

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&sxsrf=ALeKk02g5MPN1bJZQrrlo4U6E9X0H4JXWg%3A160147...

 

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"If I did then shame on me?" Look dude… This is a professional forum… We didn't know what corrupted the first card until the second one went down… But I reiterate who exactly do you think you're addressing, Arizona? (yes looked you up)  I'm putting this out there because there's a bug in the new Catalina update that caused this KNOWN problem to come back. It's a known bug. Since you're obviously sports wire shooter (who speaks to people in an overly familiar tone) you can probably use the search tools to find it yourself.    This form has proved useless…  Unfollowed. May all your cards load properly.  👊

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"I'm putting this out there because there's a bug in the new Catalina update that caused this KNOWN problem to come back. It's a known bug."

 

OK, got it! So you're not interested in assistance, but want to report this issue. The best way to do that is at the separate Photoshop Family forum that monitored by Adobe staff. This forum is strictly user-to-user with very little monitoring by Adobe. I searched the below forum and do not see a report for this specific issue. I suggest filing a 'Report' there and then copy the link to this post in that report. Also copy the report link back here for others who land here with the same issue. They can add their 'Me To' vote and 'Follow,' which will help to get Adobe's attention.

 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/

 

There is a similar post at the below link. It was suggested they also report the issue at the Photoshop Family forum, but apparently that didn't happen. This user is claiming the LrC eject destroyed the SD card making it unusable so perhaps a different issue (i.e. faulty hardware).

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/bug-lightroom-cc-9-1-corrupts-sandisk-memory-cards-...

 

 

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So I have question. Just how do you think LrC corrupted your memory cards.

 

LrC does not write to any memory card when you are importing from them. That is why the Move option is not selectable (it is grayed Out). To Move a file the OS first Copies it to the new location then Deletes the file from the source it copied it from.

LrC only allows you to Copy as DNG or just Copy.

As for the option to Eject After import all LrC is doing there is telling the OS to initiate the Eject drive command and notify you when it has been properly ejected.

 

Can you format those cards and if you can, can you then write and read to/from them?

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