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Importing images into Lightroom Classic

JohnJS Avatar
JohnJS 17 15
28 Sep 2021 9:11AM
I use a Nikon D810 camera, I shoot nef raw mode this has only happened when I import the raw images into my PC using a Sandisc Extreme USB 2.0 reader and attached to the PC via a cable into a USB port on the PC. When the import is finished I get a message saying that the image file showing on the PC, that the file is not recognized this can happen to all of them or just a few images. I would appreciate any help as to what is causing this problem I have. Thanking You John Steadman.

Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 10:39AM
Hard to say. Until recently I used to always import directly from my Canon 5D4 camera. However, my more recent Sony has a connector which appears to be much less robust so I have now started to use a cheap card reader but no issues.

Have you tried importing directly from the camera? Have you tried another card?

Tianshi_angie Avatar
28 Sep 2021 11:54AM
I suspect this may have something to do with the 'Preferences' you have chosen. There is a very useful guide for this here

and if that doesn't help then maybe the Adobe Forum could.
Railcam Avatar
Railcam 16 967 2 Scotland
28 Sep 2021 1:07PM
I have always imported direct to the PC from my Nikons' USB ports using the supplied cable. However, I import the RAW files into a folder on my PC. I then "Import" from that folder into Lightroom. Never had any problems in the last 15 years of using digital.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 4:24PM
Why a two step process. Why not just import straight into LR which can also create a backup at the same time. However, this does not explain what is causing your problem. However, I would try a different card, if you have not already done so.

Paul Morgan Avatar
Paul Morgan 22 19.9k 6 England
29 Sep 2021 3:02AM
Set Lr up so that the pc see`s the inserted card and launches Lr, its a pretty quick and effective way of saving files to the pc.

Saves lots of clicking, dragging, dropping etc etc.
JohnJS Avatar
JohnJS 17 15
29 Sep 2021 9:46AM
Thank you all very much for your valuable information, I have now sorted the problem, best wishes to you all.
John Steadman.


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