hello! I am getting this pop up saying that "the files are on a volume that does not support trash. Would you like to permanently delete them?" after I try to delete files off my Macbbook via Lr Classic running Catalina 10.15.6 and up to date Lr and Cam Raw. But even when i click permanently delete files, the images are still on my drive and in the lightroom catalogue. Help!
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Make sure that Lightroom has permission to access your Desktop folder. Check the options as below, or add Lightroom to 'Full Disk Access'.
I checked my privacy and it has full access.
I am not getting the popup he is getting but on my MAC, it is only removing the photos from the collection even if I select delete photos.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Deleting photos while viewing them in a Collection will only 'Remove' them from the Collection!
You must go to a Folder in the Folder panel and view the Library Grid to select and delete photos. Then you will get the dialog choice to [Remove- from the Catalog] or [Delete from the Hard-drive].
Select the images, then go to 'All Photographs'. The images will remain selected and now you can delete them from the catalog and the disk.
This helped thank you!
Sorry but I can't relicate this under Catalina; the delete function works as expected and explained.
Hi Anastasia, I was personally able to reproduce this.
This error happens when your Desktop folder is specially managed by macOS to be part of your iCloud Drive cloud files, so your desktop files are available from your iPhone/iPad/other macs. Because it's in the cloud you actually don't have a real /Users/<name>/Desktop folder anymore, but Lightroom still sees one somehow, and gets confused when it's not on the same real filesystem as your Trash folder.
Your best option would be to quit Lightroom, move your entire folder of photos to a better location (like /Users/<name>/Pictures/FOLDER), and then when you re-open Lightroom, you can right-click on the missing folder and select "Find Missing Folder" from the context menu. Navigate to where you put it on your real filesystem and you should be good to go.
thank u kim! i think i will stick to having it on the desktop and going thru the extra step but definitely happy to know the other option! Thank you again
As to the files that will not go to trash, are they on an external hard drive? Is that external hard drive formatted using exFat? or FAt 32 (with a driver I assume)?
If you expand her screenshot and look closely at the full file path you can see the file is on her desktop. I provided an explanation & solution above. 😉