Lightroom: Will hang on any second import during the same session

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LR will hang on any second import during the same session. I have already reported this bug before, it does not get solved, despite having sent some catalogue files for testing to Simon Chen. It will happen too when I plus in my phone, and LR attempts to import photos from it, without me asking for it. I always need to kill LR from task manager, then start again. Not such a minor nuisance, don't you think ? We often have several directories to import in a row, it's not a process that will happen only a few times per year ...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 2015.5.1: Cannot do an import twice.

the latest LR updates have problems when using Import. You can use Import once; choose a directory, activate the import of the selected photos, and let LR build the previews while it imports the photos. After this, if you hit Import because you want to Import another directory, LR freezes and will no longer react to any mouse click. Only way to stop it is through Control Panel and kill the program.  Win 10 64 bits, 24 GB RAM, system should not have any problem doing this, it worked before ...
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Still happening, just happened to me. Up to date non-CC Lightroom. Started a second import from a new SD card while it was generating standard and smart previews from the first import. The progress bar never budged on the second import, nothing showed up in the current import folder, and attempting to quit Lightroom has resulted in a hang. Will have to force quit and restart.