LIGHTROOM "Synchronize Folder..." does not work if folder contains a logic pro audio project.

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Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

"Synchronize Folder..." does not work if the folder being synchronized contains a logic pro audio project.

I have started using lightroom recently and already have an on-disk structure for all of my multimedia projects (which may include projects with audio, video, photos, indesign, logic pro, premiere pro, etc). I am using lightroom to index the photos and video files but I leave the current directory structure in place. This has worked fine until I started importing project folders that contain logic pro projects.

Symptom:
Initial import (using "Add" which leaves the directory structure being imported alone) is fine. If I then choose to "Synchronize Folder" against the top-level project folder, the first screen tells me "import new photos (#)" where number is 1 or more. When I get to the last screen for actually doing the import, there are zero photos to import and my only choice is to do "cancel" ("import" is greyed out).

Analysis:
"import new photos (#)" is showing me the # of Logic Pro projects contained in the folder (and subfolders) being synchronized. The reason is that Logic Pro projects (which end in .logic) are really directories (packages) which happen to contain a screenshot jpg image icon used by OS X to display by programs such as "Finder". The directory structure of a logic pro project package containing the screenshot icon is:
.logic/LgDoc/windowImage.jpg

It appears that lightroom is initially doing something like a unix "find" command and seeing windowImage.jpg as an image file to import. But, the lightroom import screen does not appear to be able to see down into the ".logic" folder/package so it thinks there is nothing to import.

Impact:
This issue makes "Synchronize Folder..." show images that need to be imported but lightroom can't import them. I imagine that any other OS X application that uses packages/folders with a windowImage.jpg (or any other images contained) would show the same problem.
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