Don't stop export because of overwrite question

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I often export 1,000 to 2,500 images.  I wait until I am about to leave the office to start the process.  But, Lightroom will not export any files until the overwrite dialog box is closed.  Even one extant file can block 2,000 exports.  I come back to the office hours later and LightRoom has made no progress.
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Eliot Khuner

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Posted 11 months ago

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Tom Mickow

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Have you tried using the "Overwrite WITHOUT WARNING" or "Skip" options?

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Eliot Khuner

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Thank you - that solved the problem.  I will update all my export presets with new overwrite settings
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Dave Pearce

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Yeah, i was going to point that out as well. The only issue ive seen with doing this is if the target folder is a cloud based one. I find LR cant overwrite a file if its being uploaded by another application. Not always, but ive seen it quite often.