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Lightroom does not have access to some standard folders (still)

Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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LrC 13.0.1.  Maybe a bug, maybe not. I have been gettng the error message for several versions about Lightroom not having access to standard folders. Yes, I've see the post about how to enable this or to enable full disk access. I believe I have followed the instructions for the standard folders but I continue to get this message on startup. Everything seems to work fine. I could check "Don't show again" but that seems like the wrong solution.  Do they really mean full disk access? If so, why would LRC need full disk access and why doesn' t the error message reflect this?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Your screenshot shows you've granted Files and Folders access to Lightroom:

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But LR needs Full Disk Access instead:

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See here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...

 

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Thanks. That's kind of what I figured. Then the error message is incorrect, or at best misleading,  so should be a bug.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Thanks. That's kind of what I figured. Then the error message is incorrect, or at best misleading,  so should be a bug.


By @HL Photoguy

 

No, this is not a bug. Like John said, you had given Lightroom Classic insufficient permissions, so the error message was correct. 'Files and Folders' is no longer enough since Apple thightened the security in MacOS Monterey and later. Lightroom Classic now needs 'Full Disk Access'. Again; see Quick Tips: How to give Full Disk Access to Lightroom Classic on macOS

This may seem unnecessary to you, but you may find at some point that you cannot save a preset or something else like that, if you have not granted those permissions.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Explorer ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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My experience with other MacOS programs is that they specifically request full disk access. LrC is not doing that. It is saying that it does not have access to "Standard" files and folders. MacOS provides distinct methods for providing access to Files and Folders vs. Full Disk access. If LrC needs Full Disk access it should indicate that in the error message. So this is at best a poorly worded error message which would have to be addressed through the software release process so therefore should be considered a "bug" even if it is not a funcationality issue.

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Explorer ,
Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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Ok. Fine. I will give LrC full disk access. Oh, wait. LrC isn't even in the list of programs to provide full disk access. LrC and Photoshop do show up in Files and Folder permissions and are enabled.  Definitely a bug here somewhere.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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Files and folders access is not enough. You must add Lightroom to Full Disk Access. I'm typing this on my iPad right now, so I cannot check this, but there should be a plus button to manually add it if it is not listed yet. https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...
If that is not possible, then perhaps reinstalling Lightroom Classic will cause it to ask for permisson on its first launch.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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"here should be a plus button to manually add it if it is not listed"

 

Right, that's step 3 of Adobe's instructions:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...

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Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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Yes I added LrC to the full disk access list. So now the message is gone. 

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