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Any idea why my Nikon D700 NEF files would suddenly not be recognizable by Bridge or PS CC or even when I try to drag today's photos/NEFs from the card to my external HD? In Finder they show as only a Nikon NEF icon and won't load thumbprints etc

 

 

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Has anything changed in your workflow or setup?  New card?  New Photoshop update?  New card reader?  Anything you can think of?

Does it still recognise the files from your last shoot?

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Not a thing.  Same camera, same card, no new update. Pictures I took 5 days earlier (last time I had the camera in hand) all fine and still recognized

 

As an update, after 24 hours and a full reboot about half of the card loads properly. The rest as Nikon NEF icon still.

 

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I have a Mac laptop running Mojave 10.14.6 and Photoshop CC. It is over 2 years old, and has 16GB of RAM. Its hard drive has 73GB free out of 250GB. The last time I shut down was more than 24 hours ago. I run a cleanup program about once a month.

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By the way, make sure you read this if you haven't already, and share it with any Mac users you know.

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Done

It is getting slow.  I am also using a number of external HD and using two of them as scratch disks too (if it matters)

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It won't open for me either.  It's corrupted somehow.

Do you still have them on the card?

The file is only 14MB.  That seems very small for a D700 raw file?  What size are the ones that are working?

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Yes. Still have them on the card.
 

Will have to check at the end of the day about the other raw files and what size they are. The odd thing from my perspective is that when I first started this post none of the files would open. Then after a reboot and the next day about half did. 

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7 hours ago, TamaraCda said:

Yes. Still have them on the card.

Please make sure you transfer them to your internal hard drive, not an external.

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I'm really worried about transfer directly from card to external drive.  That seems risky to me.

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Ok. That’s what I always do - immediately transfer the card images into separate folders named by day and then transfer to external HD #1 and then copy a backup to HD #2. Never save on my laptop because of memory

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While jobs are live they should always be on your internal (and backed up onto an external).  Never edit off an external.

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