Lightroom: Slow "Import from Another Catalog"

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Only recently - since the last Lightroom update has the "Import from Another Catalog" function become excessively slow to start "Checking for changed duplicate photos."
I use this to Import colour corrections from my editor for weddings containing 800-1200 images. Previously this process was very fast and now the initial Preparing phase takes 30min-1hr or more. Once it brings up the Import Dialog the rest happens very fast.
Please help as this slows down my workflow excessively!
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Katherine Jassmann

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Katherine Jassmann

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Also the stage after the Import Dialog where it says that it is "Sorting Photos" & then "Importing Photos" also takes an extremely long time (30 minutes and still running).
My PC custom configured for Lightroom:
Intel i7-3770K
GeForce GTX 670
16gb RAM
Running system on SSD
Catalog + Images on Raid 0 internal HDs
Windows 7 Enterprise
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Katherine Jassmann

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3+ hrs later and its still working at importing - I cannot use Lightroom - I wish this type of process would work in the background like normal Imports, Exports and Publishing.
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Katherine Jassmann

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Does anyone else have this same issue - I have also ready about it on other forums? Can anyone from Adobe help?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Slow "Import from Another Catalog".

Only recently - since the last Lightroom update has the "Import from Another Catalog" function become excessively slow to start "Checking for changed duplicate photos."

The stage after the Import Dialog where it says that it is "Sorting Photos" & then "Importing Photos" also takes an extremely long time (3-4 hours).
My PC custom configured for Lightroom:
Intel i7-3770K
GeForce GTX 670
16gb RAM
Running system on SSD
Catalog + Images on Raid 0 internal HDs
Windows 7 Enterprise

I use this to Import colour corrections from my editor for weddings containing 800-1200 images. Previously this process was very fast and now the initial Preparing phase takes 2-4 hours.

Please help as this slows down my workflow excessively!
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Melissa Longnecker

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I'm now experiencing this same issue.

Did you ever find a solution?
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Benoit Grangé

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I'd like to have a solution. I need to merge 2 catalogs having 15k photos... I tried and stopped after 4 hours !