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Why is full access needed?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2023 Jan 30, 2023

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Hello!

I just setup my new MacMini and installed LR Classic.  Why does LR (Adobe) need full

access to my computer, documents, etc.?  Thanks!

MarCo73

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Community Expert , Jan 30, 2023 Jan 30, 2023

The Full Disk Access permission is a security feature introduced by Apple (macOS Mojave) that prevents non-authorised applications from accessing removable volumes.

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The Full Disk Access permission is a security feature introduced by Apple (macOS Mojave) that prevents non-authorised applications from accessing removable volumes.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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Thank you for replying. Unfortunately I still do not understand, Does
this mean
Adobe can read everything on my computer? Is this absolutely necessary, if
so,
how can I grant permission now that I am using LrC?
Thank you. MarCo 73

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No it doesn't mean that "Adobe can read everything on your computer". Nothing has changed from an Adobe perspective...LrC still needs to store its working files (preferences, presets, caches, etc.) in the standard place that it always did, when you want to import images it needs access to the location that you have put them, if Copy is selected it needs access to the location that you tell it to use, and so on. All that has changed is that Apple has tightened it's security, so that some of those locations cannot be accessed without granting the application Full Disk Access. If you are unhappy with this, suggest you speak to Apple.

 

In the meantime, see this thread for more information and instructions on how to grant that access: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...

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Thanks Jim, it has been 8 years since I purchased a new Mac and
much has changed! With my MiniMac there was no lock to click
back into closed position, however, after restarting I checked and
LrC remained checked as I left it. Sorry you thought I was unhappy
about anything. I didn't know so I asked. Thanks again. MarCo 73

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