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I'm getting an error message in Lightroom 6 when I try to export a photo. It's "The specified folder is not writable". It doesn't matter which folder I pick, I get the same message. However, if I open the image in photoshop and then save it, it works just

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Apr 23, 2015

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I've already reset my lightroom preferences, didn't work. I also uninstalled, and reinstalled lightroom. Didn't work either.

I have no problems with any other programs including photoshop, so this has to be an issue with lightroom.

Also, I can import from a memory card using lightroom and save to them to the folders just fine, the error only comes when I'm exporting a photo after I'm done editing in.

I'm running windows 8.1 and the folders are all onedrive folders. (I have unlimited onedrive storage so I take full advantage of it.) I've always saved them this way, and only started having trouble after updating to Lightroom 6

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I'm getting an error message in Lightroom 6 when I try to export a photo. It's "The specified folder is not writable". It doesn't matter which folder I pick, I get the same message. However, if I open the image in photoshop and then save it, it works just

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I've already reset my lightroom preferences, didn't work. I also uninstalled, and reinstalled lightroom. Didn't work either.

I have no problems with any other programs including photoshop, so this has to be an issue with lightroom.

Also, I can import from a memory card using lightroom and save to them to the folders just fine, the error only comes when I'm exporting a photo after I'm done editing in.

I'm running windows 8.1 and the folders are all onedrive folders. (I have unlimited onedrive storage so I take full advantage of it.) I've always saved them this way, and only started having trouble after updating to Lightroom 6

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I'm getting the same error as well after upgrading to 6.  If I don't change the export folder, I'm able to specify a new subfolder and export fine.  But if I want to select a completely different folder or drive, I get the error every time.  I do this regularly so I also suspect it's a bug with 6.

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Apr 27, 2015

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I am getting the same issue with Lightroom 6 when exporting to a folder on Onedrive if it is not a folder that existed before I upgraded to 6 (ie if I create a new folder on Onedrive as part of the Export process it will create the folder but will not let me export to it). I think I will revert to 5.7 until it's fixed.

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Apr 27, 2015

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I'm having the same problem. Can't export to any folder in my OneDrive with Lightroom 6. Existing or new folders, no difference for me: "folder is not writable". It's quite annoying as this is an important part of my workflow. I deliver most of my pictures to my clients by OneDrive.

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Apr 27, 2015

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Folder is not writable probably means that the permissions on that desired folder are not set to Write permission. Change your permissions.

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Apr 27, 2015

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The problem with write permissions for the OneDrive folder only shows up in Lightroom 6's export dialogue, that's why it's to irritating. Lightroom 5.7.1 is not having that problem nor does the file explorer. The problem also exists on both of my machines. I will try to check for other problems with the OneDrive troubleshooter though: Running the OneDrive troubleshooter - Windows Help   

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How do you change permissions?

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It depends on your operating system

Go to your favorite search engine and type in

Change Permissions MAC

OR

Change Permissions Windows

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how?

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  wrote

how?

Are you saying you don't know how to use search engines?

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May 09, 2015

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Found a solution for that: You have to check "Enable this program to work with OneDrive files" here: C:\programs/adobe/adobe lightroom, trigger the context menu on lightroom.exe, click properties and look for "compatibility". After that it worked for me again.

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May 10, 2015

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Thank you! I'll have a go later today, it would be great if it fixed it. Cheers

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May 14, 2015

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This worked, thank you very much!

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Aug 01, 2015

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Is there also a solution for Windows 10? I think they removed the "Enable this program to work with OneDrive files" feature in Window 10.

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Aug 02, 2015

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Just tried with the latest version of Lightroom CC and Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 2 and had no problem exporting to the onedrive folder.

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Did you changed anything on the permissions? My Lightroom CC still thinks it has not privileges to export to my OneDrove folder.

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Aug 03, 2015

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Didn't change any file permissions. I had set ""Enable this program to work with OneDrive files" in my Windows 8.1 installation, upgraded and it works. Make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom CC 2015. Also the handling of OneDrive changed big time in Windows 10 as it doesn't know placeholders anymore.

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I am running Lightroom CC 2015 on Windows 7, and when I open the compatability tab for lightroom.exe, there is no option to select "Enable this program to work with OneDrive files". Is there any other option to resolve this problem?

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