Lightroom: Not recognizing my raw files, import order scrambled (MacOS 10.10 Yosemite)

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Since upgrading to Apple's OS X "Yosemite," my copy of Lightroom 5.6 with Camera RAW 8.6 does not recognize my camera files. It did prior to the OS upgrade.

When I go to import photos, the order in which they're first presented is scrambled, and, when I click on import, a dialogue box tells me that the "files are not recognized." When I click "OK" on the dialogue box, the card is ejected and I get no import function.

Does anyone know what's going on? I downloaded and reinstalled Lightroom 5.6, thinking I had some kind of corruption issue, but nothing changed.
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Hi Stephen and Walter,

Both the Import dialog and the Library module grid view can display your photos in a variety of different orders. The default order in the Import dialog is "Off" meaning that the photos will be displayed in the import dialog in the order in which they're read off the card. This may happen to be in chronological order, or it may appear to simply be a random order. The default order in the Library grid view is "Capture Time", i.e., the order in which the photos were shot. This means that the order in which photos are displayed in the Import dialog, and the order in which they're displayed in the Library grid view may very well be different by default.

You can specify what order photos are displayed in, both in the Import dialog, and the Library grid, by selecting the option you want from the "Sort" pop-up menu on the tool bar at the bottom of the grid view.

Let me know if this doesn't address your issue.