Smart Previews Not Building

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Since the most recent Lightroom update I'm getting messages that Lightroom couldn't build Smart Previews, something I normally do when I import new photos. Based on a response I saw in another forum thread, I tried building previews by going to Library ->Previews->Build Smart Previews. That seemed to work, but Lightroom then seems to think that it can't find the original files. I finally had to just delete the photos from the library and reimport. Any idea what the issue might be and how to resolve?
 

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There's a reported issue with building Smart Previews on Import with Classic 10.0 - see our Blog for links to the Adobe issue.


Usually not being able to build from the Library command indicates an issue with the photo(s) - do they work correctly in Develop?
 
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There's a reported issue with building Smart Previews on Import with Classic 10.0 - see our Blog for links to the Adobe issue.


Usually not being able to build from the Library command indicates an issue with the photo(s) - do they work correctly in Develop?

Thanks for the link Paul. I haven't experienced any problems in Develop. I went back and refreshed my memory about the different kinds of previews available, and came to the conclusion I don't need Smart Previews anymore. I think I checked that box on import several years ago because our Internet service was so unreliable, but that problem has gone away so I changed the import setting to Standard Previews.
 
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