- Nov 5, 2018
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This may not be your issue, but I just solved a similar problem. I had set a custom import to re-name the files on import. When I tried to import 2 different cards from the same date, that created duplicate files (with the same filename i.e. 20181104-untitled-2.DNG ) that continued to reference the first import. When I looked into the folder, both sets of photos were there with the same filenames, even though in lightroom only the first import was visible.
Here is an example of a test I just ran. 2 different objects photographed on to 2 different SD disks, 4 photos each. SD disks were reformatted before photos. This is on one camera, but the same issue happened on 2 different cameras.
I saw in the process that the files had the same names, but not the same extensions. It may be that when it got to the point of writing the files with the same names, and the OS file system stopped it, that is what messed up the LR script that runs the import.How could two files be in the same folder on disk with the same name?
My question is not about lightroom but what's on disk. If there's no unique name, neither Mac nor Windows, so far as I know, will let you have two files of the same name in the same folder. Makes me think I did not understand the question.I think that Tim did not include the file sequence number or something similar in the rename template to give the unique names.
Unfortunately,it's not a garantee. Usually, the camera counter has 4 digits. When it reaches 9999, the camera restarts it at 1, which mays leads to duplicate file names.I think that using the camera generated sequence number is the easiest