Lightroom Classic: Failing to make second copy on import

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I use Lightroom Classic 7.1 on Win 10 (but it doesn't matter). I
experience very unfriendly feature that LR breaks post production when failing to make second copy on import.

 

I shoot raw, always make 1:1 previews and convert do DNG. When I import new photos from SD card, I always do a second copy to external HDD (NAS). Therefore I have the checkbox always checked. However, sometimes happens, that I forget to turn the external HDD on, but keeping the box for second copy checked. What happens in this case, is that after importing the new photos LR stops on dialog informing that the copies could not be done. THat is OK, I like the informative feature. BUT then LR waits till I click OK to continue with converting to DNG anf building previews. Which is stupid, because I don't see the reason why it is like this and why DNGs and previews cannot continue to be done even without clicking OK.

 

Imagine that I come from event in the middle of the night, with 2000 photos on the SD card. I let it import, make DNG and previews, so I can start post production in the morning. THen I go sleep. I wake up in the morning finding out that stupid LR waits for me to click OK on information that the copy cannot be done, because I forgot to turn on the NAS

THe idea is to suppress the dialogue, or instead of suppressing the dialogue I suggest requesting Adobe add a routine at the start of the import process to verify the availability of the Second Copy destination folder.

Thanx

Maros
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Maro Marko

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Tom Mickow

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Similar thoughts have been posted here a few times over the years, but I don't think they've received much feedback or community support.

No insult intended, but one could argue that the user who selected the options in Lr and forgot to turn on the external HDD or NAS is far more at fault than "stupid Lr" pausing because it can't complete the tasks it was told to do.

It seems the easy solution is to simply check your options and devices before hitting Import.
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Well, I just share an idea, if I'm alone in this, than I can see that nobody will spend time on it.

Sure Tom, you have your opinion and that's OK, mine is different. Especially at 02:00 AM after shooting wedding alone for all day and falling asleep almost right at the keyboard ;-)

But I accept, that expression "stupid LR" is a bit rude. LR is great soft and I like it very much, just would change some things.

M.