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Unable to export any images "the file could not be written"

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I use Lightroom almost daily, and out of nowhere when I try to export any images to save to desktop (or thumb drive) I get a message that says "some export operations were not performed" at heading, and "the file could not be written" in the body of message.  I've installed updates, cleared room on hard drive, etc.  Please advise.  I've got deadlines!!  

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Unable to export any images "the file could not be written"

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I use Lightroom almost daily, and out of nowhere when I try to export any images to save to desktop (or thumb drive) I get a message that says "some export operations were not performed" at heading, and "the file could not be written" in the body of message.  I've installed updates, cleared room on hard drive, etc.  Please advise.  I've got deadlines!!  

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I have the same problem as soon as i click on EXPORT the screen locks up and i have to close the programme , it letsme develop the picture but cannot export, is the system down ?

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It's been like this since Friday I think for me- you?  I can also import and develop, just not export.

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Are you are Lightroom Classic Desktop?

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I just tried to export a photo from my Lightroom catalog to another drive. I selected to export as JPG, and everything seems fine here. Please let us know what system, and which Lightroom you are using.

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I added that info under WobertC's profile.  

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"I have the same problem as soon as i click on EXPORT the screen locks up"

 

StephenR: You do not have the same problem, and so you need to start a new thread and provide all relevant details.

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Three people with the problem. Nobody has stated their OS or Lr Version!

HOW TO POST

Two links that may have answers-

EXPORT NOT WRITTEN

MAC CATALINA PERMISSIONS

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0.1, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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I am using Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 w/ LR 5.7.1
I have closed other programs, tried exporting all sorts of different file (older, newly imported, different groups, etc.) to different places/ folders.  Desktop, Documents, differently named folders, etc.  
I didn't change how I normally do things unless it was an accident. Same message every time.  Please let me know if there is any other info that would be useful.  Thanks for the help.  

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Screen Shot 2020-06-07 at 10.40.02 PM.png

  

I followed those links w/ no luck.  I tried changing the dimensions and size of files as well.  

Screen Shot 2020-06-07 at 10.26.50 PM.png

 

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"I get a message that says "some export operations were not performed" at heading, and "the file could not be written" in the body of message."

 

Try to export to a different folder. Try to export to a different disk.

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I did both. Nothing changed.

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In your first screen shot, where it says the  could not be written, did you try clicking on "show in finder"

 

The reason I am questioning this is that maybe that image  - the CR2 original - is not actually on your system...in otherwords...Lightroom is showing you the thumbnail, but it cannot export it because the actual original file is not there.

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Hi. Did you ever figure this one out?

 

I am using the latest Lightroom Classic on a Mac running Catalina version 10.15.5 and experiencing your same problems.

 

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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Try exporting to the external disk, your Operating system is literally ”Gasping for air”. Export utilizes lots of resources, and it's best to free up disk space on you main drive for efficient operating.

 

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS 11.0: LrC 10, Lr 4, Ps 22.0.1,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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