Cannot Delete Rejected Photos on External Drive

New Here ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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After many years of using LR and PC's, I moved to a Mac. Have an external WD Elements drive, and when I try to delete files from the command, Delete Rejected Files, I get a dialogue box which says that the volume does not support moving files to the bin, do I want to permanently delete them?

Yes, I say, fine, go ahead, and nothing happens.

Cannot do it one at a time, or several at a time, or by highlighting the file name, or by simply using the delete key.

I see that that issue has come up before, but a) it's not a bad drive, and b) I have tried resetting preferences in LR.

I know there are workarounds, but LR is photo management software, and this function seems pretty essential.

Can anyone from Adobe help me out? This is a brand new Mac Pro running the latest OS and an updated version of LR Classic.

 

 

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Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Update - I believe this may have something to do with the external drive being in NTFS format?

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LEGEND ,
Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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It's not a LR issue -- Mac OS can't write to NTFS volumes without a third-party add-on:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mac+ntfs&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS921US921&oq=mac+ntfs&aqs=chrome..69i57.4905... 

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Yep - figured that out not long after I posted - thanks for replying though!

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