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Problems with import (LR5)

Kasia

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I have a big issue with my LR. All of the sudden, after today's optimizing the LR (weekly backup) I started having problems with import. I can see the files prior to import once I put the card into the cardreader but when I press import only "empty windows" load and LR freezes upon building smart previews. Also all the images edited after I started seeing the problems (but imported prior to these issues) load only in develop window.
Any hints??
 
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I have a big issue with my LR. All of the sudden, after today's optimizing the LR (weekly backup) I started having problems with import. I can see the files prior to import once I put the card into the cardreader but when I press import only "empty windows" load and LR freezes upon building smart previews. Also all the images edited after I started seeing the problems (but imported prior to these issues) load only in develop window.
Any hints??
Do you mean you see empty 'slide mounts' in grid view? That might indicate a problem with your previews cache. It could be corrupted. The way to check/solve this is simple. Open the Lightroom catalog folder (the default location is in your Pictures folder) and look for a file called '<catalog name> Previews.lrdata'. Move it out of that folder (either trash it, or move it to a temporary place). Start Lightroom. Lightroom will rebuild the cache. At first you should now see all empty slide mounts, but then one by one the thumbnails should appear.
 

Kasia

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The way to check/solve this is simple. Open the Lightroom catalog folder (the default location is in your Pictures folder) and look for a file called '<catalog name> Previews.lrdata'. Move it out of that folder (either trash it, or move it to a temporary place). Start Lightroom. Lightroom will rebuild the cache. At first you should now see all empty slide mounts, but then one by one the thumbnails should appear.
I could not thank you enough, Johan! Your advice worked and I am stress free for the weekend :) Thank you!
 
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