Lightroom Classic: Canon tethering renaming files and deleting from camera

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I upgraded to LR Classic CC to 8.0 and now have the Canon tethering option. I've set it to use the filename when naming, but all my files are getting renamed to IMG_001 (002, 003, etc.). I want to keep the filename that is on the card. I've reset the options and selecting filename, but still renames them. The problem is that if I un-tether and re-tether, it will start renaming to IMG_001, IMG_001-2, etc. or it creates subfolders within my main folder with the same filenames. When having a client select an image from LR and notating myself the image on a form, then I have to go into the camera and try to find the image to get the filename. Also, it's removing them off the camera by default. I've selected to save a copy to camera and got an error message. Using tether tools cable and 5D IV or 1Dx bodies. What settings do I need to adjust?
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Antonia,
The process you followed should ideally work.
While we investigate further, could you please let us know what happens when you do the same with old Tether option?
It should detect your camera.

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Sunil
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What do you mean old tether option? There are only two tether options in LR...Canon and Nikon and other. 
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Please try with "Nikon and Other" option,

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Sunil
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Can I suggest that Antonia does not try to create a Rename template in the Filename Template Editor, but instead simply select the existing (Adobe) 'Filename' template from the drop-down list. (I believe it is an 'Adobe' template! I do not remember creating it :)


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Unfortunately "Filename" doesn't give you the camera filename
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I select the default "Filename" option, but it's renaming them. 
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Is it possible you've overwritten the default Filename preset with some other information? You might use the Rename preset editor to verify its settings. Perhaps post an image of the Preset Editor here?
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Not sure how to view the Rename Preset Editor. I opened the Filename.lrtemplate file in a text editor

s = {
deflated = {
{
{
value = "image_name",
},
name = "Filename",
presetType = "Naming",
},
"AgTokenPresets",
"restoreTokenFromArchivedState",
},
title = ZSTR "$$$/TokenPresets/Naming/Title/Filename=Filename",
internalName = "Filename",
type = "Naming_Tokens",
version = 1,
}
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Library: Grid View
Library>Rename Photo...
Choose Filename from the pulldown
Go back to the Pulldown and choose Edit
You should now be in the Filename Template Editor
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Rikk
This works in the library view but in the NEW Canon tether there is a rename dialog and choosing "Filename" does not bring the file in as the CAMERA named file name.  I only checked this with the NEW tether and am not sure the OLD old tether rename worked the same way as the few times I used tether I just accepted the default naming of the tether dialog.  
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The old tether didn't rename unless I did a custom option and renamed them. It also didn't delete them off the card. 
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Robert,

I tested today (Canon 5d Mark II) with Save to Camera checked the camera file name is honored. With it unchecked a new sequence is begun. I believe this is as-designed behavior.

I see below you have posted a correction. 
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Rikk,
I don't know what I did the first time but it is working as expected.  Sorry for the confusion.  After raking leaves all day yesterday the mind was a little numb.   : )
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Robert,
If you select "Save a Copy to Camera" option checked, do you still see this issue?

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Sunil
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Thanks a lot for confirming, Robert.
This is as designed.
If the "Save a Copy to Camera" option is checked: The image names are taken from camera settings.
If the option is cleared: the file names are named as IMG_001 continuously.

Thanks,
Sunil
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Except that is not what happened when I tethered. I got an error message saying it couldn't save a copy to the camera (although it did keep the files on the card), but it did rename them to IMG_xxx and every time I stopped tethered and started again, it would create multiple copies IMG_001, IMG_001-2...it would restart the numbering. 
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A screenshot of the error message would be great if you could post it Antonia. 
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This happens with both my 1Dx and 5D IV, two different Tether Tools cables.
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And this is new. I didn't have issues before updating to 2019 and Mojave. 
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Antonia,

I don't see anywhere where you have reset your preferences. It might be a prudent step before going any further. 

A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
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Thank you! That seems to have resolved the issue!