Lightroom: How to easily select just raw files to import from a card containing raw+jpeg

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Lightroom: Is there an easy way of importing only raw files from a card that contains raw and jpegs? I shoot raw + jpeg on my Fuji x-e2 because it's the only way to zoom to 100% on camera to check focus, but I don't want to import them. If the sort by media type option in the import dialog distinguished between raw and jpegs that would do the trick, but it doesn't. So I either have to carefully pick the raw files one at a time, or import the jpegs and delete afterwards, neither of which is ideal.
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I agree it'd be useful. In the meantime, one more workaround which might be quicker - use the OS to sort by file type so you can just select the raw files, then drag and drop those onto LR's Grid view. The import dialog should open with the right photos selected.
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That's a perfect workaround. I didn't realise you could drag files on like that. Thanks very much for your help Victoria, and prompt reply!