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I've been uploading everything to Lr Mobile already...


Jul 12, 2015
Lightroom Experience
@Jim Wilde a strange thing happens when I want to Add files to LrCC following your method, so upload originals where Smart Previews are already in the cloud. I go to an album that's synced, Add from there, select some RAW files, and get "Catalog Index Error" for each file.

At the very dawn of lrCC I copied the main Classic catalog and tried to import it, which quickly hung so I abandoned it. lrCC is now synced with Lr Mobile and Classic. Am I doing something different from your originals uploading flow?