Lightroom Classic: Unable to use folder tree while exporting

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Every time a file is exported, lightroom returns you to the folder the new files are being exported into. I have a long folder tree and this makes it almost impossible to access folders at the bottom while exporting.

Also since the lightroom classic update, the problem continues to occur after export while lightroom is "Building standard previews"

On a big export, this can render some folders inaccessable for hours...
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Daniel Trotter

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Posted 10 months ago

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Daniel Trotter

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Adobe please! This bug is such a productivity killer. Could you at least respond to this and confirm you are aware of it??
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Sreenivas Ramaswamy, Employee

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Hi Daniel,

Sorry your post has not been answered for a long time. I want to understand your problem correctly so that we can implement a fix. From the explanation I am assuming you have selected "Add to this catalog" option during export. Hence during export the folder tree keeps scrolling up and down hindering your work. Am I right?

Thanks

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Daniel Trotter

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That is correct, is it possible to have lightroom add the new files to the catalog without constantly jumping back to the export folder?
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Sreenivas Ramaswamy, Employee

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Hi Daniel,

I am able to reproduce the problem and it is annoying. Unfortunately there is no easy way out of this.

The only workaround I can think of is to not to use the "Add to this catalog" option while exporting and do an explicit import once the export is finished. We will work on a fix for this soon.

Thanks
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Daniel Trotter

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Great, thanks for adding it to the list!

I will try your workaround in the meantime, it’s a bit awkward but at least Lightroom will be useable. Thanks for your help.

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