Lightroom: Misleading documentation on duplicate detection

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This help page makes an incorrect statement about duplicate detection:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/create-folders.html

"The Synchronize Folder command does not detect duplicate photos in a catalog. Lightroom does not have a function that identifies duplicate files."

Of course, the Import window does have an option to not import suspected duplicates.  One person recently got confused by this:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2280843
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Posted 2 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks. I've asked our documentation folks to fix this.