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Import Recognising files

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Robin Page

Jul 6, 2016
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version Number
11.41, Camera Raw 14.41
Operating System
  1. macOS 12 Monterey
I have been using my Lumix LX100 trouble free for years with Lightroom, shooting Raw and jpg. Yesterday I shot a number of images in an art gallery, Raw and jpg, and when I put the card in my M1 MacBook only one of the images was present, in both formats. This gave me a shock as I immediately wondered if all the care I had taken shooting the artworks and their caption plates had been in vain. I put the card back in the camera and the images were there, phew! I tried again with the MacBook and still no sign of the images at Import. I then downloaded the image files from the card to my SSD drive and 'Added' them to my catalogue. This was an effective workaround but does not explain the problem. Any suggestions please?
Not sure what to tell you, but from my non Mac perspective it feels like some sort of Mac permissions thing where the LrC app is not being permitted to see or read the memory card. From what I read on blogs, recent updates to the Mac OS include tighter and tighter sequrity controls and permissions have to be granted at finer and finer levels of detail.
Apple changed the security requirements in MacOS Monterey. Go to MacOS 'System Settings - Security & Privacy' and add Lightroom Classic and Photoshop to "Full Disk Access". Click on the lock icon to unlock the settings, then click on the plus icon to add Lightroom Classic and/or Photoshop if it isn't already listed. If it is listed, then just enable the checkbox. See also Quick Tips: How to give Full Disk Access to Lightroom Classic on macOS
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