๐Ÿ”Ž Quick Tips: How to give Full Disk Access to Lightroom Classic on macOS

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How to provide Full Disk Access on macOS

 

Since macOS 10.14 (Mojave), Apple introduced a new privacy structure to help ensure that all applications obtain user consent before accessing documents, downloads, desktop, iCloud Drive, and network volumes. This has been reinforced in newer versions of macOS. This change prevents unauthorized access to user files and folders.


When Full Disk access & Accessibility permissions are needed, users may be asked to or be required to change the setting in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy for Lightroom Classic manually.   

While for the File & Folders access, the user is prompted to allow or deny when needed. 

 

Why provide full disk access to Lightroom Classic?

Insufficient or broken permissions may restrict Lightroom Classic from functioning correctly and break your workflows. All tasks that require access to the computer's storage โ€” importing/exporting images, cross-app workflows, reading/writing metadata,  and more, behave unexpectedly. It may also lead to missing images, performance issues, unexpected sync issues, and random app crash on launch or while working on a file. 

 


Quick steps to enable full disk access and grant permissions to Lightroom Classic

 Follow these steps to prevent the permissions issues from occurring: 

 

โถ  Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Click the Lock icon > Authorize via password > Unlock the lock to allow changes to system settings. 

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โท  Add Lightroom Classic by clicking on the (+) button & navigate to the Applications folder on macOS.

 

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โธ  Go to Full Disk Access and add Lightroom Classic by clicking on the (+) button & navigate to the Applications folder on macOS.
Note: Adding Lightroom Classic under Full Disk Access overrides Files and Folders settings. 

 

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โน  Click the Lock icon to save the changes. Restart your computer to see the applied changes. 

 

 

Stay tuned for more tips to come.

 

Related links:

Lightroom Classic system requirements 

Quick Tips: Optimize LrC preferences for better performance 

Basic troubleshooting steps to fix issues in Lightroom Classic 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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Make sure you have granted LrC, Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud app psecurity and permission full disk access. See the link for additional information.

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

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27โ€, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.8,; LrC 11.4.1, Lr 5.4.1, Ps 23.3.2-ACR 14.4,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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That's it! Full disk access was not enabled. Thank you so much.

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Jul 02, 2022 Jul 02, 2022

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In your screen shot, you have No Name and four total folders, If you click on each, do you ever see anything?

 

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Author โ€œColor Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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LRC works on my old Macbook pro. When I connect my camera it automatically shows the pictures to import and on my new macbook pro I get a message: "No photos found" My camera shows up but that's it ????? 

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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@ArmandoJan, did you grant LR Full Disk access as described at the top of this thread?

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Thnx John for your reply. Yes I did have all the access set as required etc. In the meantime I found out what the problem was. Apparently (and I find it very strange) LRC could not find the pictures on my camera because of a firmware issue in my EOS5D. Something I did not think of before because up to yesterday on my old MacBook Pro 2019, with exactly the same settings, everything worked perfectly. 

I connected a very recent EOS90D and had no problems whatsoever. That got me thinking. So something in my new notebook required a firmware update in my camera. It works perfectly now.

Kind regards 

Armando 

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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LIGHTROOM CLASSIC V11.4.1 Won't Export Any Files

 

I'm on a Macbook Pro OS 12.4

 

Help! For some reason lightroom won't export anything from my laptop at the moment. I've tried everything and restarting everything too. Any ideas what it could be or how to fix? When I send files to get exported everything runs normal until the loading bar just stays still and no files get exported so I have to cancel it. Doesn't show any erros happening either.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. We are sorry for the trouble with Lightroom Classic.

 

Where are the original images stored & what is the destination location for the export to an internal or external drive?

Has this started since you upgraded to macOS v12.4 or updated Lightroom Classic to v11.4.1?

Does the export get stuck with a specific set or collection of images? Could you please share a screenshot of the export dialog box to showcase the settings you are using for export?

 

Please check this thread and ensure Lightroom Classic is added under  Full Disk Access & Accessibility in the macOS preferences: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...

 

Let us know if this helps,

Thanks!
Sameer K

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Thank you Sameer! Giving LR full disk access solved the issue, this was extremely unusual as I've been using the same laptop and everything's been running smooth with the last updates.

 

Best,

 

Alejandro C

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Hello, I have been using a MacMini M 1 for a few weeks.
Unfortunately, this shows with in the latest Lightroom Classic version:
11.4.1 [ 202206241800-b406ce4c ] it does not show any preview photos when importing photos from the Sony A 7 IV. Does anyone have any idea what I need to change? Thanks to all

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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I just imported a sample A7 IV raw into my LR 11.4.1 without problems.

 

As a first troubleshooting step, make sure LR has been granted Full Disk access, as described here:

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

 

If that doesn't help, please provide more details about "does not show any preview photos when importing photo." Do you mean the Import window isn't showing the photos at all?  Or is it showing empty thumbnails not displaying any image?  If the latter, after you click Import, do the photos appear in the catalog with proper thumbnails?   Screenshots would go a long way in clarifying what you're seeing.

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Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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I am getting an error message when I try to download to LrC--it started yesterday sporadically but it won't allow anything today, not only from my new CF-B card but older ones too, plus an older SD card.   It's not the reader or the card--I can see the images I want to download, but they just won't download (getting the message in the screenshot below).

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I've used LrC for a few years and have never had issues importing photos from either my Canon SIM card or Seagate HHD into LrC. However, now when I try to import photos from my SIM card and move then to my drive (technically "copy photos to a new location and add to catalog") I get an error saying "Could not copy a file to the destination folder because it is not writable." Additionally, when I try to import the photos directly into LrC from my Seagate drive, they do not appear on the import menu - "No photos found." Any clue what's going on?

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Something changed in Mac OS, and many people are finding they need to grant LR Full Disk Access. See:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...

 

Let us know whether that fixes the problem.

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Just followed the steps in the link you shared and everything works perfectly again. Thank you for the help!

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Glad you resolved the issue.

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I'm unable to import images from an external drive. During the import process the drive is visible but when selected, its shows no files or folders. See attached screen shot. I've also attached a screen shot of the files on the external drive. This just started happening out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!Screen Shot 2022-07-28 at 3.30.28 PM.png

 

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Try this: click on Copy (yes, I know you want to Add, but click on Copy anyway). Then make sure the Destination panel is present on the right hand side and expanded. Then click back to Add.

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Apple changed the security requirements in MacOS Monterey. Go to MacOS 'System Settings - Security & Privacy' and add Lightroom Classic and Photoshop to "Full Disk Access". Click on the lock icon to unlock the settings, then click on the plus icon to add Lightroom Classic and/or Photoshop if it isn't already listed. If it is listed, then just enable the checkbox. See also Quick Tips: How to give Full Disk Access to Lightroom Classic on macOS

 

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Problem solved! Thanks.

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Mike
267-912-5171

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