Mon, Dec 30, 2013 6:26 AM
2 m ago
5 m ago
This is a bug in LR.
On Mac OS, "/" in file names is legal at the app level. Finder and other "native" apps, including Photoshop, allow "/" in file names.
But the Mac app-level libraries translate it to ":" at the operating system level. You can see that for yourself: Rename a file in Finder to contain "/", then start the Terminal app and look at the file name with "ls" -- the "/" is replaced by a ":".
LR (and at least some other apps, including Firefox) don't implement that app-level behavior of "/". LR's Preferences > File Handling has an option to replace"/" and ":" in file names with "-":
but that doesn't work with Import with Copy or Move -- you get "Unknown error" instead. Note that Import does translate spaces to "_" if you choose that option.
8 y ago
I just tried to add a bunch of files to Lightroom Classic 9.4, but it refused to add some of them, saying: “An unknown error occurred.”
The only commonality I can see is they all had a slash (/) in the file name, which Lightroom showed as a colon (:)- is that character not able to be used when importing files?
thanks to your replies .. the problem was solved eliminating the backslash /
How can we improve?