Lightroom Classic: Can't Import with "Add" from External Drive after Upgrade to MacOS Catalina

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  • Updated 8 months ago
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  • (Edited)
I've been importing images for many years this way. I copy from the SD card to the folders I create on the external HD. For example, real estate. Multiple homes/folders. Then I select those multiple folders and either drag to the LR icon or drag on top of the LR library grid. The dialog opens and I do a quick cull through the images and click import. All the images are imported from their corresponding folders on the external drive. Again, I've done it this way for many years now.

Since updating to MacOS Catalina, it seems this came up. Now it switches the "Add" option to "Copy". You can watch as it switches. 
It must be a Catalina thing. 
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Jim Felder

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Posted 9 months ago

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Smit K, Employee

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Official Response
We are aware of this issue on macOS Catalina and logged a bug for the same.