Lightroom Classic ejects SD card mid import

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Every time I first open Lightroom Classic and import, I will get a notice about 20 photos into the import that my SD card was ejected unexpectedly. Looking at finder I see my SD card is still there or has been re-found. When I cancel out of the import, lightroom will not import from the card again. I then go to close and restart the app and it always freezes. I have to force close it, then reopen at which point it finally imports from the card normally.

This happens with multiple different cards and two different SD card readers. Any ideas as to why its doing this? It has the latest update.
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Adriana Nottestad

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Posted 1 year ago

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Just Shot Me

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You have a problem with the card reader or the computer in general. 
LR only ejects cards, and only if that option is checked in the import dialog, AFTER ALL images have been copied off the SD card and placed on the hard drive designated in the Destination section of the import dialog.
The OS or a hardware fault is causing the card to be ejected.
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Carlos Cardona

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USB has always been finicky, but your port may be in the process of dying. Try a different USB port?
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Adriana Nottestad

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I've tried all 4 unfortunately. Laptop is only a year old so it doesn't make much sense that it'll be having issues with ports already
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Just Shot Me

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When did a Apple Mac notebook, Macbook/Pro, have 4 USB ports. I ask because in your first post you said "Finder" which is the OS X File Manager.

If these 4 port are on a USB C hub/dock then that is probably the problem.
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Robert Frost

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Tell LR not to eject cards after transfer; that might cure the problem. Eject them manually - no great hardship.

Bob frost