Lightroom: Creating Duplicates Upon Saving

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Hoping this makes sense!

Almost every time I export/save photos from CC, the program will begin the process, then stop halfway through and restart... which then duplicates the file.

For example, I tried exporting an album of 80 high res images yesterday afternoon, which I walked away from...and four hours later,came back to the program STILL exporting, and I had SEVEN copies of about 3/4ths of the images from the album.

If its user error, for the love of goodness, please correct me.
If its a problem with CC, how would I go about fixing it? I've switched computers, uninstalled and reinstalled and restarted my computer.... nothing seems to fix it!

Please help! Exporting weddings is a frikin NIGHTMARE.
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I've seen this behvior as well.  Lightroom has been creating 'ghosts' of .dngfiles since LR 7.5 and this bug was submiited to the development team (or so I was told).  Deleting the duplicates deleted all of the .dngs  from the catalog, but not the hard drive.  One then had to reimport the .dngsto have them back in the catalog.

Now in LR 8.1, I can delete only the extras and the correct .dngremains.  Unfortunately, LR now creates at least two (2) duplicates every time upon both inporting AND exporting.

Reinstalling will serve no purpose...it's a bug inthe program, not your installation, and it is a PITA.  I spent eight (8) hours yesterday undoing all of the crap LR created.
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Alethia, 

You've tagged this as a Lightroom CC issue but I suspect you are actually using Lightroom Classic CC. Can you go to Help>System Info... and get us your installed version number?
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Lightroom CC version: 2.0.2 [ 20181023-1325-d74082d ] (Oct 23 2018)
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Its definitely Lightroom CC. I made the switch from Classic to CC at the beginning of this year, and then reinstalled it on my new computer in October.
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Thanks for confirming.  Are you aware that 2.1.1 was released in December?