Could not copy a file to the destination folder because it is not writable

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Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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I get this message when I try to import my images. I've been trying to figure out what to do for the last 2 hours and don't know what to do, Please help!

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What Operating System?

What version?

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What drive is the destination folder on?

What drive is the catalog on?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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The error message says it all: Lightroom has no permissions to write to the destination folder you chose in the import dialog. Choose a different folder, such as your Pictures folder. Or fix the permissons of your chosen destination.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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You need to use the options available in your operating system i.e macOS or Windows to allow Lightroom to read and write to the drive / destination folder.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.5, LrC 10.3, Lr 4.3, Ps 22.4.3, Pr 14.8.0; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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