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Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2020

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Hello everyone,

After installing Xrite color checker & DNG profiler I was unable to locate the plugin so logged out of LR thinking it may need to restart to see said plugins. When relaunching LR I got: "lightroom does not have write permission to some standard user folders", see screen shots.

 

So far I have done the following:

Created another user login with admin permissions, LR works fine. 

None of the following has changed anything:

Rebooted in safe mode

Rebooted in PRAM mode, not sure of correct terminology here 🙂 ... opt+command+P+R

Moved Xrite Color Checker & DNG Profiler to the trash (they were actually apps, not plugins)

Trashed BashScriptDebug.txt file

Given LR & PS permissions in Security & Privacy. As you can see from the screenshot I have no option for files & folders in security & privacy.

Same problem when opening old LR version

Ripped my hair out & googled until my fingers bled.

 

I found on this forum a thread where someone said they manually changed permissions by running a script, but didnt give any indication of what or how. sadly I know zippo about scripts.

 

All updates are current.

 

Looking forward to your replies, many many thanks in advance.

Lyn

 

24inch iMac, late 2014

High Sierra

LR Classic

 

 

 

 

 

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Correct answer by Jao_vdL | Adobe Community Professional

Try the followingopen up terminal.app (type terminal in the looking glass top right in the menubar)

 

type (just copy and paste):

 

diskutil resetUserPermissions / `id -u`

 

This will take a while and will reset the permissions in your home folder. Might fix your problem.

 

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Permissions: lightroom does not have write permission to some standard user folders

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Hello everyone,

After installing Xrite color checker & DNG profiler I was unable to locate the plugin so logged out of LR thinking it may need to restart to see said plugins. When relaunching LR I got: "lightroom does not have write permission to some standard user folders", see screen shots.

 

So far I have done the following:

Created another user login with admin permissions, LR works fine. 

None of the following has changed anything:

Rebooted in safe mode

Rebooted in PRAM mode, not sure of correct terminology here 🙂 ... opt+command+P+R

Moved Xrite Color Checker & DNG Profiler to the trash (they were actually apps, not plugins)

Trashed BashScriptDebug.txt file

Given LR & PS permissions in Security & Privacy. As you can see from the screenshot I have no option for files & folders in security & privacy.

Same problem when opening old LR version

Ripped my hair out & googled until my fingers bled.

 

I found on this forum a thread where someone said they manually changed permissions by running a script, but didnt give any indication of what or how. sadly I know zippo about scripts.

 

All updates are current.

 

Looking forward to your replies, many many thanks in advance.

Lyn

 

24inch iMac, late 2014

High Sierra

LR Classic

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Jao_vdL | Adobe Community Professional

Try the followingopen up terminal.app (type terminal in the looking glass top right in the menubar)

 

type (just copy and paste):

 

diskutil resetUserPermissions / `id -u`

 

This will take a while and will reset the permissions in your home folder. Might fix your problem.

 

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May 15, 2020

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What happens if you click "learn more"? I think it should show you the folder that is the problem. Find that and fix the permissions on it using a get info in finder.

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Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2020

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Hi Jao,

 

Thanks, but nope, "learn more" takes me to an adobe help page, see below. I have tried everything suggested to no avail.

 

I need to get on with work & need LR to do so, this is so frustrating.

 

Thanks again

Lyn

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Try the followingopen up terminal.app (type terminal in the looking glass top right in the menubar)

 

type (just copy and paste):

 

diskutil resetUserPermissions / `id -u`

 

This will take a while and will reset the permissions in your home folder. Might fix your problem.

 

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Oh my goodness, thank you Jao, that worked!

 

Thank you,

Thank you

Thank you 🙂

 

Cheers

Lyn

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Jun 11, 2020

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hi, i have exact same problem, where did you paste the above once opened terminal app, and then did you press enter? its not clear when i click on my terminal app what to do...

 

Many thanks, Alice

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 12, 2020

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Hi alice, you just copy and paste it on the commandline in terminal (you'll see a little grey block). Just activate the window and hit command-V to paste. Then hit return to execute the command. It will show some feedback on what's happening. Afterwards you should be rid of the problem (hopefully)

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Hi Alice, yes hit enter, it worked for me.

 
Cheers
Lyn

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A good place to start might be with the Xrite plugins. Here is a link to some of their support docs that you might find useful. 

https://www.xrite.com/categories/calibration-profiling/colorchecker-classic-family/colorchecker-pass...

Warmly/j

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Thanks Joseph,

 

I have tried all solutions suggested by XRite & have been speaking with their Aussie guy who suggested if all else fails to reinstall the OS, which I have done last night, he did say he has come across this situation before, however a solution is nowhere in site. LR still gives me the same permissions windows post reinstall of the OS. Initially the apps installed but the plugin was not installed, the file was nowhere to be found which is how this nightmare began. Apps now moved to trash.

 

Am now wondering if I need to remove, then reinstall LR after googling any consequences. 

 

Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks again for your input,

Cheers

Lyn

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Oops, sorry Joseph I didnt link my reply to your post, see below,

Cheers

Lyn

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May 15, 2020

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Please use the fourth icon from the left in the screen capture to insert images, do not use the one to insert a link.

Lots of people will bypass your post instead of downloading the file into their Download folder. 
This post is specifically intended fo the original poster.

 

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.6: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.1, Ps 21.2.2, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Thank you very much for your help Jao! I had the same problem and this worked!

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Thank you soooo much! I went crazy trying to solve this error. I tried anything with no results and this advice of yours finally worked. Thanks!

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