Lightroom 5.7: Importing by "File Name" fails

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An Adobe Help Line colleague asked me to post this issue with LR 5.7. When importing RAW images from an external card reader(CF card being the original media) it imports them in random order when the sort toggle is clicked "file name". When photographs are first copied to the MAC HD this error does not take place. However, that's an extra step that should be avoided. Can you look into why CF cards on an external reader cannot be imported by file name?
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I always import via CF card reader and never saw this bug until latest CC updates. Doesn't matter which sort you chose on import, the images display as they load in random order. Once you chose "go to folder in library" - even during import - the images then display in selected sort order. Not an impossible workaround but a bummer since I like to cull right away as I import large numbers of files, such as a football game, but now I usually wait until the import is complete so I can go to correct order in the library folder...