Lightroom: Creates duplicate folder after Photoshop edit or Import from disk

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Hi,Recently when I import photos from card or edit to PS and save back, LR creates a second duplicate folder location. I then have to manually rename the files to move back into the original location. I'm sure I've read about this before, but aren't able to find the related post. Please could someone help and explain why this happens.Thanks,SimonLR 5.7Mac OS latestNAS photo locationLocal Cat
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Quite possibly it's an issue of case sensitivity, e.g. having a folder name of Simon, with Lightroom having it previously registered as simon. The OS sees Simon and simon as the same folder, Lightroom thinks they're two separate folders.

So if something in the path back to Volumes has recently changed, e.g. a case change of even a single letter, that would be enough to cause this problem.

To check for sure, we'd need to know what Lightroom "sees" as the full path for the two "Charlotte and James" folders. Select one from the first folder, open the Metadata panel and hover your cursor over the "Folder" item. A popup will appear showing the full path back to Volumes. Note it down, paying attention to make sure you get the case correct.

Repeat for the other folder, and let us know if there are any differences. One letter can make all the difference.