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Tue, Jun 21, 2016 7:30 PM

LR 6.6 can no longer import my pentax raw files.

Suddently, LR can't import my pentax k-50 raw files. It could last time I used it, but now it can't read the files. I've checked two sandisks, uninstalled/reinstalled LR, checked settings, etc. LR5 can import as well as iPhoto. Totally baffled. Any guidance greatly appreciated. 

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What version of Lightroom are you running? Windows or Mac? Can you share one such pentax k-50 raw file that does not work for you?

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i'm running 6.6 on my imac, osx 10.11. LR was able to import my pentax dng files on 6/15 but not now. i can't share a file since it can't import it at all. it doesn't look like i can upload a file as .dng out of iphoto -- at least i can't figure out how to do it. 

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Can you share the dng on some online location such as Dropbox or equivalent? iPhoto might allow you to export the DNG.

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I was able to import the DNG using my installed version of Lr 6.6 on Mac OS X 10.11.5. 


What happens when you tried to import the file?

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import just results in an error with a list of the files it can't import, which is all of them, even ones that it previously imported. the only thing that's changed is that i bought topaz denoise, tested it on a couple photos. then i tried to import new photos and no luck. among the things i did was delete the topaz software, but it didn't help. i can still load the photos using LR5, but LR5 can't access my current catalog anymore because LR5 is "out of date." 
i'm very very frustrated. *sigh*

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If the error you're getting is "files cannot be read" then the only thing wrong is the destination specification in the LR Import panel.  It has nothing to do with the version of LR.  Check the folder you have specified for where to copy the files to at the right of the Import panel and either change it to what you expect it to be, or if it already is, then check the permissions on the folder.  If you are doing an Add type of import then there is no destination specification.

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That was it!!! Hours of misery and hair pulling resolved.
Thank you!

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At least the eternally-confusing error message about files not being read that really means the files cannot be written also confused an Adobe employee enough that he asked you to jump through hoops of uploading an example file.

I wish this confusing error message would be seen as a bug and the error reported during the copy when the message about not being written would be correct instead of the copy operation silently failing and the cannot-be-read reported when LR is trying to do the Import of files that don't exist because they could not be written.

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I think you are expecting too much when you ask for a logical error msg. ;-)
I do thank everyone for their help. Even the animals who sat silently while I cursed at my computer.