Lightroom: When Importing, catalog is creating a duplicate folder in ALL CAPS.

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When I import on my Mac and choose the destination folder, the catalog is displaying a duplicate directory after completion that is in all capital letters. For example, I want to import 1.jpg & 2.jpg to the folder /users/shared/pictures/stuff. I go through the import screens without a problem but when import is complete the folders in Lightroom will show /users/shared/pictures/stuff (directory that already existed and has other pictures in it) and also a new listing for /users/SHARED/PICTURES/stuff that contains the two new import photos.

When I look in Finder, there is only one directory "stuff" that contains all files but the Lightroom catalog thinks otherwise. I even tried to recreate a new catalog but have the same behavior.

Ideas?
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Jay Mohney

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Posted 6 years ago

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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Are these dupe folders under the same volume or not? Can you post a screenshot of your Folder panel?
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Jay Mohney

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Can't do a screenshot right now but on the volume there is only one folder. Only dup is within the Catalog where is shows the folder twice.
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sswany

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I'm having the same problem. When importing new images into an existing folder or synchronizing that folder, I'm getting a duplicate folder created - though mine is created outside of the folder structure.

Before importing, I have:

/ Events
// 2011
/// Event 1
// 2012
/// Event 2

After importing into Event 2, I get:

/ Event 2
/ Events
// 2011
/// Event 1
// 2012
/// Event 2

In Finder, the folder structure looks fine however. Currently I'm moving the folder in Finder, letting it break in Lightroom, using 'find missing folder' and then moving it back so it matches.
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Bobby Meneses

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Same issue here, see my screen shot.

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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Which LR version, OS, and OS version? Are the folders on an internal drive, an external drive (what type, e.g. USB), or network volume?
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Robert Blackburn

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I am having the same problem. OSX 10.9.5 and Lightroom 5.6

Has anyone solved this problem?