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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Light Classic version 10.4 is giving me an Error message when importing selected photos...."could not copy a file to the destination folder because it is not writable".  Can you please help me with this issue.  It all happened when I did the last update to 10.4.  I cannot seem to find a solution!  Thanks in advance.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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The error message means what it says- it cannot write (save) the image file/s to the selected folder.

Check the Import Destination Panel for the Folder you have selected for the 'Copy to' folder.

Check in Windows File Explorer properties that the Folder selected is NOT write protected. (ie. set as "Read Only")

Check your Hard-drive has sufficient space to save the files. (Do you have 20% free space?)

Check in the Import you have not chosen the Destination folder to be the same folder as the originating 'source' folder. LrC will not 'Copy' to the same folder as the source files.

Do not expect the Import process to always be the same settings! - Check everything in all panels of the Import- Source / Files / Destination.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0, Photoshop 23.0, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 11.1.1, Windows-10.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 21, 2021

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Also check that you do not have "Make second copy to" enabled with a destination that is offline.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 21, 2021

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Two things.

 

First a bit of how to, as in how to capture a screenshot on a MAC. Photographing your display to post what you see, well that sucks

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361

 

Second a request, do not use the attachment button in the community page, instead use the Insert Photo button, following image out if date, but shows the Insert Photo button

 

CreateAPost.png

 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 21, 2021

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Now, enough complaining by me and getting back on point

 

1. Please post a screenshot of your Import screen.

 

 

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