Lightroom Classic: How to import two RAW files that were previously imported but accidentally processed as JPEGs rather than the original RAW?

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Yesterday I imported part of a shoot and when I noticed another part missing within another folder, I imported it accidentally in another group. In my version of LR there is no way to ask the program to only import the RAW files so I have to go through and uncheck every JPEG file, which are mostly, but not always, in order. So again by accident I imported two JPEGs of this group and didn't notice until I processed them within the main group. As I began to inspect each image is when I noticed the difference in size, that they are JPEGs at 720 ...I tried to re-import the original RAW files to process them but the program no longer allows me to do that...despite removing the entire original file from the LR database, copying only the two RAW files I would like to work, and anything else I could think of...LR continues to not allow me to import them to work the images...any other ideas?? Thanks for your help!
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josef kandoll w

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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So what do you see exactly? There is no reason why Lightroom would not let you import a raw file, just because you also imported a jpeg. These are not the same. And if you removed the jpeg from the database, it's even more strange that Lightroom still would not let you import the raw file. It sounds like those raw files have been imported after all, but perhaps to an unexpected location. Have you checked that in 'All Photographs'?
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there should be no problem. Just "untick" the little box at th "import" level telling LR not to import "duplicats". that should do the trick
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The way the OP describes it, that should not make any difference. He says the raws were never imported (only jpegs) and the jpegs have already been removed. That means these raw files are not suspected duplicates, or at least they should not be.

Unchecking that option could however mean that he will really import them for the second time (if they have been imported already, like I suspect).
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Christian...sounds easy....where do I "untick" the little box at the Import level...I see no place to do that....thank you.