Lightroom Folder linking - two folders pointing to the same image.

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I have discovered a weird issue with my Lightroom catalog that, unfortunately, resulted in me inadvertently deleting some images. Some folders in the Folders pane are somehow "linked" for the lack of a better term. For example, I have the following two folders:

2006_04_29
2006-04-29

I'm trying to clean up my catalog so I've been moving/renaming (through Lightroom) to fix the issue. The weird thing is if I open an image in 2006_04_29 and look at the system file info, it shows it actually lives in 2006-04-29. Unfortunately, this is after I deleted a dozen or so folders. Deleting from either folder deletes from both. I'm surprised the catalog optimization or synchronization both didn't fix it.

Another user has also tested and verified this issue with their catalog. (http://www.lightroomforums.net/showth...)

Thanks,

Kevin
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Kevin Brammer

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  • frustrated and concerned.

Posted 4 years ago

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john beardsworth

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I confirm this bug on Windows and Mac 5.3 RC
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John,

Thanks for confirming as well. Hopefully this will lead to a fix!

Kevin