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File could not be renamed

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I’ve been using the same import file-renaming preset for years without incident, but yesterday, during a routine import, there was a message that one file out of the thirty or so on my card could not be renamed (see screenshot); it was imported without problem.

Even once imported, when I tried to update the filename in the metadata panel, I got the same message.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

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If the file was copied to a destination on import and can’t be renamed, check the naming template being used. There may be a naming conflict in the destination folder OR the new name creates an illegal file name with respect to the OS.
 
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If the file was copied to a destination on import and can’t be renamed, check the naming template being used. There may be a naming conflict in the destination folder OR the new name creates an illegal file name with respect to the OS.
Thank you, Cletus. The naming template has been in use for years without a problem. And I create a new folder every time I do an import and have never had a naming conflict upon import.
 
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Yes, Johan, that was it. Thank you.

Any thoughts on how that happened? Never happened before, thousands of DNGs imported.
Many cameras have the possibility to lock an image in the camera, to avoid accidental deletion. Maybe you did this (inadvertently).
 
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Johan, thank you, that was it. I was able to reproduce this outcome by locking it (intentionally, this time) before importing it. I think in my rush to keep shooting the other day, I was careless when I inadvertently landed in the "lock/unlock" menu in my camera and left that one image locked.
 
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