Lightroom 4.2 does not recognize ALL .ORF Files(from Olympus OM-D E-M5)

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I have a brand new Olympus OM-D E-M5 and shoot RAW .ORF files. I bought lightroom4 just because of the support for the OM-D E-M5 ORF files. I just updated it to version 4.2 (Mac, running OS X Mountain Lion). However, in the import window when connecting the camera does not recognize ALL .ORF files, just some of them. For many, it just shows the "preview not available" label instead of a preview. Many of those .ORF files missing are files from burst shots (the camera has 9 FPS shooting speed), but not all of them.
Thank you for your help.
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Fabio Plachetta

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Hamish Niven

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Have you tried to import the images regardless of the messages popping up?

If not, I suggest you try that, there may be an issue with the import box.
Ive had this issue with my Canon when importing 100's of images, the thumbnails take a long time to be read into the inport dialogue.

Hope that helps

Hamish
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Thanks for the tip, I have not yet tried to import ignoring the missing previews, but I'll try that!
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Do you import via a cable or card reader?

If cable, is the camera recognized as a mass storage device or PTP/MTP?
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I have imported via USB cable, the camera is recognized as mass storage device. Should I try PTP/MTP mode?
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Hi Hamish, hi Dorin,
thank you for your tips! I have not yet tried to import the files regardless of the missing preview images, I'll try that.
I have imported via USB cable, the camera is recognized as mass storage device. Should I try PTP/MTP mode?
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There's a similar thread, but with a Canon.
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

Work with a card reader, but not with a cable.