Lightroom Classic: Edit in photoshop doesn't open all selected photos in photoshop, some randomly missing.

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When in lightroom working with raw .cr2 files from my canon 5Dmkiii or 5DS R, I will tweak in develop and then select a number of files (number doesnt matter) and use shortcut command or control click to edit the selected files in photoshop. Fairly consistently, there will be one or two missing photos that did not open in photoshop. There is no logic to it and what will be missing, photos are all same type, same edits in lightroom. Say I want to edit 15 images in photoshop, only 13 or 14 will open. I then have to go back and compare file names on all 15 photos to figure out which one(s) didn't open. 

This is all totally random but happens 95% of the time, one or more are missing. 

Latest versions of photoshop and lightroom. iMac 5K late 2014 with current Sierra.
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Can you get us your exact OS version number?
Photoshop version number? (Help>System Info...)
Lightroom version number? (Help>System Info...) there was an update released today...

Also it would help if we had specs on your system including Ram and free hard drive space. I want to try to duplicate what you are seeing as closely as possible.
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Chris, you are asking too much, be happy that most of them are opening in PS!;-))

Sorry, but I just couldn't help it now! I do receive mails for new posts here and for the PS forum as well and I have to say, that the amount of mails and posts about strange behavior, bugs, etc. is just incredibly high! Even if I assume that only a quarter or less of all these posts has some substance to it, it still is a hell of a lot!

Yes, I have also experienced your problem, but since I adjusted my workflow to only open one to three images at a time into PS via command+e, I see right away, if an image did not make it;-)

@Rikk Is there more info on the LR update, a list of what has been done, fixed, etc.? I will certainly not run the update until I hear from the early adopters, that there are no major new bugs introduced! I really got burned on a shoot with the import freeze bug with my client next to me. That was a very sobering experience, talking about sweating like crazy not being able to import images and feeling very unprofessional.
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Thanks for your replies. 

System info: 
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
4 GHz Intel Core i7
32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB
MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 
I have multiple drives, happens on internal as well as multiple external 850 evo 1tb drives.
All of my drives are under 50%
Been happening since I started using lightroom 16 months ago
photoshop 2017.0.0 20161012.r.53 x64
Lightroom version: CC 2015.8 [ 1099473 ]

I did upgrade today, just did another edit in photoshop and 5 of 8 files opened. 
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I tested on a 2015 vintage MBPr with 16 GB ram running Sierra (10.12.1) Lightroom CC2015.8/PS CC2017.

Right Click - Edit In - 10 Raw Files - Edit in PS - all arrived.
Menu Option - 16 Raw Files - Edit in PS - all arrived.
Right Click - Edit In 10 PSD Files - Edit in PS - Originals - all arrived. 
Short-cut Key - 22 DNG Files - [Cmd][E] - All Arrived

Do I have your workflow accurate?

Have you attempted a preference file reset? 
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Yes, same workflow. deleted com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist in my library, or were you referring to a different file? tried again after deleting that one and still had the problems.
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for preference reset, follow this procedure:

Restart your Mac.
Close Lightroom if open.
Hold down [Opt]+[Shift] and relaunch Lightroom.
Overwrite Preferences when prompted.
Close Lightroom.
Restart again.
Open Lightroom.

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Try to open photos from LR Library's grid view.
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I've had this issue for years, multiple versions of LR and PS, multiple computers...

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