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Trying To Stop My Images from Uploading directly to LR


Active member
When I insert my SD card into my card reader the images are automatically uploaded to LR. I prefer not to do this so How can I change this ? Thanks
I have a PC and Latest Version of LR. Thank you


Well-known member
Can be one of two reasons this happens.

(1) Lightroom has been set to automatically begin uploading when a card is inserted into your card reader.
To disable this: Lightroom preferences > General and disable the option "Show import dialog when a memory card is detected" > Click OK and restart Lightroom.

(2) If that does not work it might be set in an Operating System setting. Windows (and OS X) have Auto Play settings to Do Something when something else happens. Check your default settings to see if Lightroom was selected in the Device/Auto Play area as the default action when SD card is inserted.



Well-known member
Hi Dennis,

I have never experienced the problem you are describing, sorry.
I did a few searches on the Adobe Support Community board and found the following threads that may be helpful:

Hope this helps!