Lightroom: LR 4 freezes when importing images

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Lightroom 4 freezes when I attempt to import images from my camera card.
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Alan Lawrence

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Posted 6 years ago

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jdv, Champion

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What are the platform details?
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Alan Lawrence

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A brand new Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit system. I can transfer the images to my hard drive and import them that way but importing them from my SD card, it freezes before importing the images.
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Kurt Rodholm

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I'm having the same problem after upgrading to LR4.

I can't import through the SD slot on my laptop (Dell Studio XPS win 7x64). Tried putting the chip in an adapter plugged into a USB port...still freeze. My last gasp was to copy the whole file from the chip to the laptop. This worked with no problem.

This doesn't sound like a good solution so I'll watch your posts for a real fix. Looking at the web it appears as if this has been a problem since ver 3 for some folks but it only showed up for me after going to 4.
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Mark Visscher

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I am also having this problem with the latest lightroom 4. This just started last week. When I import either with my card reader or my camera direct, it just hangs forever.
Sometimes it imports after 15 minuites or so. I have tried different usb ports to no avail. Lightroom 4 also doesn't import my sony alpha a65 movie files.
This is getting frustrating. Hope someone can help
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I didn't have this problem until today when I tried to download directly from my camera about 500 photos when it stopped importing after the 18th photo. I'm using Lightroom 4.1 on an iMAC with OS X 10.6.8.