Problem with Lightroom messing up the time the picture was taken

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In my previous topic I described how Lightroom messed up sort of movie files when I created a Lightroom catalog from the Photoshop Elements catalog. In order to manually address this situation (I want to switch from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom Catalog without loosing years of my data and tagging), I decided to create a brand new Lightroom Catalog from scratch and simply import my old photographs and movies. When I did that I discovered another serious issue. Lightroom will read the time I have taken pictures incorrectly and sort and display them incorrectly even though when I look at file metadata using Windows Explorer, the time are fine. 90% of movie files have been switched one hour back, and 99% of .NEF files which have been previously modified with Photoshop Elements have been switched by 5 hours ahead. Again, when I look at file metadata through Windows explorer or through Photoshop Elements - the times the picture was taken is correct, but in Lightroom there is this switch to one hour back or 5 hours forward. It is also not 100% consistent (if it was I would have simply adjusted the time in batch in Lightroom). But it is not 90% of movie files are affected but ~10% are correct. Also 99% of edited files are affected but ~1% is not. Also some unedited random files have times switched by 5 hours ahead. The job of adjusting all this is tedious and looking at the correct file metadata it is some major mess up on Lightroom part.
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Miroslaw Lawczys

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