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Lightroom Win Export Bad argument #1 to 'stringByAppendingPathComponent' (string expected, got nil)

New Here ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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 Hello 

 

I am getting this error message on Photoshop Lightroom desktop edition (via Microsoft Store) when I go to export as 'large jpg'.

 

Nothing happens when I try to export to ...

 

Works fine on android app.

 

Can anybody help?

 

Much appreciated.

 

Jim

 

 

 

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Adobe Employee , Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

Hi Jim,

 

Please provide a few details on this issue;

Could you please confirm the version of Lightroom & the exact version of the Windows you are working on? Where are you trying to export the images? Have you recently updated the operating system or the application?  

Check the registry entries in the following location(might require IT authorization as this is on a work machine):

  • Press Windows + R > type in 'Regedit' and press OK to open Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the following location in
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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Hi Jim,

 

Please provide a few details on this issue;

Could you please confirm the version of Lightroom & the exact version of the Windows you are working on? Where are you trying to export the images? Have you recently updated the operating system or the application?  

Check the registry entries in the following location(might require IT authorization as this is on a work machine):

  • Press Windows + R > type in 'Regedit' and press OK to open Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the following location in Registry Editor: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  • Check & ensure the data values for all the registries are as below on your computer.

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After applying these changes, please restart the computer and export from Lightroom.

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Regards,

Ranjisha

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New Here ,
Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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Hi Ranjisha,

 

Fixed - The Pictures folder has been on an external drive for months. I don't know why it stopped working.

 

I moved it back and its all ok now.

 

THANK YOU so much.

 

Jim

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Glad to know that it's resolved. Feel free to reach out whenever needed.

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