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.

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).

"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:

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.

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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