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Import function freezing up

Jan 10, 2021
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Classic, current Version
Operating System
  1. macOS 10.14 Mojave
LRCC has suddenly stopped importing (otherwise, LRCC is working--I can edit, etc). I have rebooted several times, and the import function stops at different points, but here is what is basically happening: the images are on a QXD card. I know the card reader is working, because when I go to Finder and click on Nikon 850, the images show up there. And sometimes they will show up in LR. But I have not been able to get the import function to let me use the right hand side. I can't change any of the settings there, and instead, the dreaded Circle of Death begins spiralling and will not quit (I waited for over an hour once). When that starts, everything freezes--I cannot even activate the Quit Lightroom function. I just have to force quit the computer and hope it reboots. It has not. I have been using LR since LR2, and this has never happened before. I can't find anything on Google that addresses this. Please help. Dexter
Nov 5, 2017
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Can you be clear on the actual version please? current doesn't confirm it (and it's no use to anyone looking in the future too).

Btw LRCC doesn't exist, it's a term dropped a long time back, it's Lightroom Classic or Lightroom Desktop (cloud-based). And yes, I know it's still the CC App for loading them!

A screenshot may help us - especially with the comments you make about the right-hand side.

Also, try copying the files to the local disk first - issues like this are almost always a problem with the reader or the cable.