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

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Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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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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Sep 11, 2022 Sep 11, 2022

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SOLVED.  I simply needed to open the import dialogue!  Works fine.  

(Never mind...)

 

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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LrC (11.5)  on macOS Monterey is not open : READING PREFERENCES ... 

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DONE SO FAR: 

PREFERENCES:

--> Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Support / Adobe / Lightroom / Preferences / Lightroom Classic CC 7 Startup Preferences.agprefs was deleted

--> Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Preferences/com.adobe.LightroomClassicCC7.plist was deleted

โ€”> Restart Mac

โ€”> Open LrC

โ€”> LrC Reading preferences

 

MONTEREY SECURITY & PRIVACITY

โ€”> MacOS 'System Settings - Security & Privacy' was added Lightroom Classic and Photoshop to "Full Disk Access"

โ€”> Added also on Accessibility

 

SHOULD I MIGRATE BACK TO AN OLDER OS VERSION?
SHOULD I INSTALL LrC OLDER VERSION ?
ADOBE HOT LINE?
I do not know what to do. I cannot keep working without LrC!

Do you know an Adobe Support?  

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Sep 18, 2022 Sep 18, 2022

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So with granting Lightroom Classic full disc access on my MacBook Pro M1 Max with Monterey. Will I also need to do the same with Photoshop?

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Sep 18, 2022 Sep 18, 2022

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So with granting Lightroom Classic full disc access on my MacBook Pro M1 Max with Monterey. Will I also need to do the same with Photoshop


By @James261772764r0

Yes. Photoshop and most other applications.

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

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Iยดve just applied the latest updates from Creative Cloud app where I sa Camera raw and other (canยดt remember if Lightroom was being updated as well).

Now, it seems I only see old files and folders, so I went over here to look for a solution. Iยดve now given it all access and did a couple of restarts, but whenever I open Lightroom, it shows only the old files from 2020 and I canยดt even see my newer 2022 files from the Smugmug plugin. So it seems a preferences files has been modified or deleted, or whatnot? I donยดt get it. I want it all back the way it showed just a few days ago.

What must I do to get it back to how it was? Is there an old preferences file somewhere that I can open with and get things back on track?

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Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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Please, anyone! Is there a place to find my old unaltered preference file?

I need my Lightroom library back to itยดs old state with all files showing again. Just re-importing wonยดt show all my edits, right?

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Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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Why shouldnยดt there be a backup of this important preference file in the Creative Cloud?

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Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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SOLVED: Wish I knew about this short and quick answer:

 

"This is a symptom that you are in a different catalog than the one where your processed images are.

In the LR menu, Check: File > Open Recent and see what catalogs are listed. One of them should be the one with the edits and images you are missing. You can click on any of those to see if its the one you need."

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/all-last-imported-and-edited-photos-hav...

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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After months of fustration on my part the joy I feel in symply being able to open and start straight away is imense, thank you for the advice.

yours sincearly 

Keith

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Yesterday, i helped a friend install CC and the Adobe apps on a new M1 machine and there's still ZERO INDICATION that full access needs to be set in the prefs. Why are other apps able to at least inform the user of this setting, but not Adobe apps?

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