Encountered error when exporting images using Lightroom

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I got this error message (see screenshot below) when I exported images from a catalog using Lightroom. The catalog contains hundreds of images and it would be difficult to look for corrupted images which one site recommended doing.

Anyway, experts here might help me find an easier way to resolve the problem.

Please help!



Unable to Export:

An internal error has occurred: ?:0: attempt to index field ‘rootFile’ (a nil value)

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Encountered error when exporting images using Lightroom


Hi RickyD,

      These steps are really important in exporting images using a light room.  

  1. First, collect images from a shoot.  These could be found in Light room Library.  Light room enables the images to save those images automatically from the shoot..
  2. Then, start rating your images and Lightroom will allow one to five star rating depending on how systematized you are.
  3. Once you're done with your selection you can edit them accordingly to your needs.
  4. You can manufacture your edited images in whatever media you want.
  5. Light room will manages your images in different web network.
  6. Light room also enables your images to be group accordingly in the Library

* this illustration shows how the light room works on your images

Light room filters the images according to the rates.

After collecting your images you can now select the filtered images in to your new collection. And you are now ready to export it in a web and light room will save it to a file and release those quickly. 

To save your images in a Lightroom here's the illustration.


You have to specify your exported files into a correct location. and light room enables to create a sub folder needed for the exported images.

this is how it looks like 

You can do whatever kinds of editing you want. You can move it to binder, you can make slideshows, you can also print those picture and export it to any Web network.

Hope this might help you.



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