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LR crashes after imports - even after restoring catalogs from backup

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Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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I have managed 15+ years of photos on lightroom and use it mostly for management, not a lot of editing, thus I am on 6.14 as I don't need the latest & greatest. 

After a restoring catalog from backup I can open LR and move around, edit photos, etc. After I import it will just die, with no error, nothing.


I'm on 6.14, Windows 10.

What I've done:

  • Restored from backed-up catalog so I could run LR again
  • Optimized catalog
  • Uninstalled/reinstalled LR (removed preferences to clean that up)
  • Checked/applied LR updates
  • Turned off the GPU setting in preferences/performance
  • Imported photos directly from the PC (not a card)
  • Used different sets of photos to import to ensure it's not some specific image (but still, should give me an error if that's the case)
  • Created new catalogs & imported to ensure it's not a corrupt catalog
  • On import, tried copying images rather than moving them


I feel like I've pinpointed that it's the import as I can do everything else until import on multiple catalogs. I've got multiple Temporary Import Data.db & Temporary Import Data.db-journal files in the Lightroom directory which also point to import as the culprit.


Appreciate any diretion you can provide!

Crash or freeze, Import and share







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