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Sat, Apr 24, 2021 4:11 PM

Lightroom Classic: 10.2 batch file renaming not working

Batch file renaming is currently a mess. Isn't working for me. It's renaming some but not all files. All original files are present on the hard drive. No exclamation points or disconnection warnings. I can select 3 or 4 images and batch rename those but more than that and the file renaming becomes haphazard with a few file names changing and others unchanged. 

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12 d ago

Also seeing a problem with folder file counts being wrong. One folder with three images showing a file count of 4. 

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12 d ago

I just tested this on my Windows10, 20H2/Lightroom Classic 10.2. I renamed 95 files, worked perfectly. Then I realised I used the wrong template. Therefore I had to make a new template, to correct the mistake. Also this time it worked exactly as expected.
Is there anything special with the photos that failed the renaming?
What OS version do you have?
What kind of disc are the photos stored t?

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Hi Arnold - I'm on 2018 macbook pro & Catalina 10.15.7. Created the LR catalog on the internal drive, then copied to external SSD for editing. Nothing new in that process for me. 

Working with same mix of Nikon NEF and DJI DNG raw files that I've worked with many times before. 

I think issues are starting when I, using LR, create a new folders and move selected files to the new folders. 

I ended up scrapping that LR catalog, doing all my file organization and renaming files using Bridge. Then created a new LR catalog from that file structure. As of now file renaming is working this new LR catalog. 

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You probably know all this, but anyway. One new thing I know about with Catalina, is that security is strengthened. The system disc was devided in 2 partitions during that upgrade, one user read only for system files and one user read and write for documents etc. You can only see this in disc manager. It is hidden in Finder.
Also please notice that different installed software ned to be granted rights to folders on your computer.
Lightroom Classic needs access to Files and Folders. See Settings, Security & Privacy, Files and folders, where you include external/disconnectable devices/disc. I hope this make sence, as I only have the Norwegian language at hand. 

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Thank you very much for your expertise. 

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11 d ago

Same issue here.

Selected all photos in my catalogue, Rename, using a preset with Image #1.

It renamed only about half of the photos, didn't warn about failing to update the remaining images.

  • All photos under the same master folder (split across subfolders) so permissions is not an issue
  • Lightroom Classic version: 10.2 [ 202103041821-226a1211 ]
  • macOS Big Sur 11.2.3
  • MacBook Pro

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6 d ago

This is still happening for me. Haven't nailed down the cause but I think creating folders and or moving files within LRC starts the problem. 
One solution I've found is to create a new LRC catalog and "Import from Another Catalog" all folders from the broken catalog. This allowed me to rename the groups of files that I couldn't rename in the original catalog and preserves all the adjustments I'd made to the images. 

ADOBE PLEASE FIX THIS NOW! This is a ridiculous situation to be in especially while on a deadline with a client. I want a discount off this month's Adobe rent.  

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3 d ago

same problem here, I have to rename in bridge every time...

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So far, we've not been able to reproduce this issue. I've tried batches of up to 200 and it works fine for me. 

Can anyone here provide complete system information (OS, Version, Lightroom Version, Location of catalog, Location of files on disk) and a comprehensive step by step instructions for reproducing this?

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Here is my report, if it can be enough, otherwise just ask...

The files are located in my internal SSD hard drive, the only curious thing may be that the files are in a google drive folder for backup needs. The total number of files was about 700, in a single folder.

Bridge does it without problems.

When I do the flagging to make a selection from different folders I just select all those flagged and move them in a new folder (by lightroom) and then I rename them. I have done this for years, but it just does not work anymore.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you very much for taking a look at this issue. I've attached screenshots of my system, LRC and external hard drive that I often work from and seems to be where the trouble starts. 

Creating a test LRC catalog on my laptop HD it seems like I can move files around, create subfolders in LRC and then rename any grouping of files just fine. The catalog I'm experimenting with has 1143 images BTW. 

Renaming troubles seem to start when I've move the LRC catalog and contents to my external drive. Some images will be renamable and other's won't. Was playing with one group of 607 image where I could not rename the entire group but could rename batches of 200 or so.  

Then when I copy this LRC catalog & contents back to my Mac HD the file renaming problem seems to copy over with it. 

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mmm, I would be happy if so, but I'm having issues even on my internal SSD, it wasn't happening before last update. I don't know if it's OS fault or Adobe issue, but it happens and it's damn boring...