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Tue, Oct 29, 2019 5:34 AM

Lightroom Desktop: Stuck on “Importing...” for Two Hours - 80,000 Files

If I’m importing 80,000 photos and videos to LR CC at once, and the status has been “Importing...” for over two hours, is that expected behavior? I assume it’s in the process of checking against the existing library for duplicates as well as checking against all the files in the batch I’m attempting to import.

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2 y ago

I created the biggest mess in a similar way. All my 40.000 photos are on Photoshop and I try to bring them into LR and onto the cloud. The few times a worked with LR in the past, I messed up my own filing system and database completely. LR seems to expect users to follow a process that starts with LR. Since I never did that in 20 years, there are few instructions for me in 'Help'!

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2 y ago

As Lightroom stores originals in the cloud (and so it has to check against originals in the cloud too), importing 80,000 photos and videos will indeed take a lot of time. I never tried importing that many photos, but I can't say it surprises me.

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2 y ago

It's not only checking everything, but copying them all to its own storage space ready for upload to the cloud. You might want to do smaller chunks.