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Sync Replaced Photos But Kept Metadata

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May 17, 2023 May 17, 2023

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I have been using Lightroom for a few months now. 
I recently downloaded Lightroom Classic.

 

I wanted to sync all my photos from the cloud and download them into Lightroom Classic.

 

Many photos had the same generic file name that came directly from the camera (D3500. File name example: DSC_0102).

 

When the syncing/downloading was complete, it looks like some photos were replaced with their same name counterparts, but the metadata (like capture date) is still correct.

 

For example:

 

* Photo A - name: DSC_0500 is of a frog captured on 3/11.

* Photo B - name: DSC_0500 is a waterfall captured on 5/4.

 

Both photos are now of a frog, but photo B has the capture date, shutter speed, etc of the waterfall photo, and the waterfall photo cannot be found anywhere.

 

What happened? Is there a way to get the correct photos back?

 

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