Lightroom import very slow

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The most recent version of Lightroom imports photos really slowly. It's taken me over 30 minutes to import 110 photos. In previous versions an entire 32GB card would take around 10 minutes. Please fix this!

Adobe software is usually excellent, but I need it to function normaly so I can work on schedule.
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Iain Robinson

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Carlos Cardona

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Usual question, Mac or Windows? (It’s not always LR).
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Iain Robinson

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Hi Carlos, thanks for getting back to me. Mac with fully up to date software. Cheers :)
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Carlos Cardona

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Please give your Mac the "once over"! Run the free Onyx (https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/o...). (In Onyx just run everything in the Automation tab, reboot). Run Disk Warrior if you can ($120), (https://www.alsoft.com), reboot. If you can’t do Disk Warrior, at least run First Aid from Disk Utility. Also just doing a "Safe Boot" can clear out caches (restart, hold down shift until you see "Safe Boot" on the screen, after it’s up reboot normally.

Also try launching Lightroom from your other (admin or test) account, with a new catalog, as a test. Does it run OK? If it doesn't it may be a corrupted preference in your User/Library. Check The Lightroom Queen site for instructions on how to reset your preferences (https://www.lightroomqueen.com).
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Carlos Cardona

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PS- in Onyx, the Web section, you don’t have to delete your browser cookies, history, etc., it’s probably not relevant.
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@Carlos Cardona -- From where did you Import your Images? Is it a Device (SDCard/Mobile)? Or some other source is involved. Also please let me know, which Lightroom versions you used to compare Import.
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