Lightroom: Can't import pictures from CF card

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I am traveling to shoot photos at my niece's wedding and all of a sudden my Lightroom won't let me import any pictures off my CF cards. I have used 3 different cards, in a reader that has allowed me to copy to the desktop, but when I try to import into Lightroom I get a message that says, "The following files were not imported because they could not be read" I am using a Canon 10D, 5D and 1D iv and nothing works. It all worked a few days ago. I just downloaded Lightroom 3.5, I had 3.3, but that has made no difference. The wedding is in 2 days and I'm ready to panic. Any thoughts what I might try?
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tom jenks

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Posted 8 years ago

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TinaC, Tier 3 support engineer

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Hi Tom,

It's best to use Copy instead of Move, because if there's a problem with the transfer of the images from the card to the hard disk, you don't want them being erased from the card. Did Copy work after Add did?

good luck!
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Becky Sowada, Adobe Employee

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one thing you might want to do, before you shoot the wedding -- format your cards in the camera, which might clean up things if it was a problem with something on the cards.