Weird Lightroom problem in Mac-Windows networking environment

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Hi folks,

There is a weird bug which I found using Lightroom in a networking environment: I use a Mac Mini as network and file server. On the Mac's harddrive there are also my fotos. My Lightroom library (personally I use version 4.4.1) is accessing the files either from my Macbook Air or from my Windows PC in the home office.

Everything is running fine on the Macbook, but on the Windows PC I cannot sync or import folders from the network share which have more than 99 pictures. As soon as the number of files seems to be of a three digits long number (or more), Lightroom does not see any files any more!

Folders with less than 100 fotos work as expected on the Windows 7 PC. If I copy a folder with an issue to the PC's local harddrive, everything is fine again. So it's only in networking environments. The MacMini is running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1.

I can import part of my Macbook's Lightroom library to the Windows PC's library so that I have the file links. This works as normal and one can edit the fotos once they're in the library and so on. Only if you want to synchronize the folder (with more than 99 pics), Lightroom wants to delete all the fotos from the library because it does not find any files any more.

The issue also exists in Lightroom 5.x. I checked it with the trial version! Whether it's connected to the SMB2 issues of Mavericks, I cannot tell. Somehow I doubt it, because the Windows PC can access all the files on the MacMini fileshare from Explorer or other programs. That's why I suppose it's a Lightroom Windows-version bug.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Thomas Körber

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Thomas Körber

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Hi!

Unfortunately there was no reply to my question. Anyways, the installation of Yosemite did the trick! So I guess the issue was connected to Apple's SMB integration.

Regards!