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Not sure what is the best option when I get this message.

John Cicchine

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Hello,
In some of my photos in the filmstrip in the top right corner there is a small box with some lines in it. When I click on the box I get the message that is in the included screen shot. But I have been wondering for a long time what option should I pick. Thank You very much.

John

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Ask yourself, do you know what other application may have done something? For example, have you changed the file's rating in Bridge? If so, you may want to import those settings. But often you know you haven't done anything of the kind, so it's a "false positive" and you can just overwrite the settings.
 

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Ask yourself, do you know what other application may have done something? For example, have you changed the file's rating in Bridge? If so, you may want to import those settings. But often you know you haven't done anything of the kind, so it's a "false positive" and you can just overwrite the settings.
Hi John,

Thank You Very Much. I appreciate your help.

John
 
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False positives can also occur when backup software backs up or even reviews a file for backup.

There is a metadata field called the modified data tag (MDT) that some backup programs set it check if a file has changed since it was last backed up. Lightroom Sees this MDT as a change in the metadata and reports the files as having different metadata.
If the Metadata in the Lightroom catalog is correct and the metadata that you will export. It doesn’t matter what metadata is stored in the original sinceLightroom is your Image data manager and should be the only way that you access your master image files


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Hi Clee,

Nice to hear from you. Ok so then I will just click on "Overwrite Settings". Thank You for you help.

John
 
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