So I have a strange issue. I just did a clean install of windows 10 home. The first thing I downloaded other than drivers is photoshop.
I connect my external hard drive (a USB-C SSD formatted as ex-FAT), open a photoshop file "blah.psd" on it, and try to export the file to the same folder as a jpeg with the name "blah.jpg". Now, there is already file called "blah.jpg" in same folder (this is on the external drive), and normally it should just replace the file, but instead I'm getting the error:
"You do not have permission to save files to <PATH>\blah.jpg. Make sure that you have write access for this location, or select a different location."
This is strange because:
1. I'm running photoshop as administrator (explicitly right-clicked the photoshop app and selected "Run as administrator").
2. The file in question "blah.jpg" shows that its "Owner" is "Everyone".
3. I can export the same file as another name without issue. (Eg, I can export blah.psd as "blah2.jpg" without problem).
4. I can also delete "blah.jpg" without problem, and then I can rename "blah2.jpg" to "blah.jpg" without issue.
5. Even after doing this (exporting as blah2, deleting blah, and renaming blah2 to blah), I still cannot export to replace "blah.jpg" (which was created just now), and I get the same error.
6. Photoshop can "Save as" to replace blah.jpg. E.g., if I create a new jpg image, open it in Photoshop, and choose to save as "blah.jpg", then it will go through and the new image will replace blah.jpg.
7. Photoshop *can* export to replace jpg's on a local drive. Ie, if I copy the psd and jpg to say "blahlocal.psd" and "blahlocal.jpg" to a local drive, and try to export to replace, it goes through without issue. If I copy "blahlocal.psd" and "blahlocal.jpg" to another folder on the external drive, I again have the issue. So it seems to be an issue that is specific to the external drive when using the export function to replace.
In short, I seem to have full permissions on everything on the drive (though the drive is formatted in exFAT so I do not have a "security" tab when I right click -> properties). Photoshop can save-as to replace, but it cannot export to replace. The drive was initiated formatted when connected to my macbook pro back in January (running the latest version of Mac OS), and this is the first time I'm using it on my PC.
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Hi , did you tried to check without external drive on some other file...check that and let us know.
What makes you think it's an issue with the drive? I find it far more likely to be an issue with Photoshop than with the external drive. I can delete, create, rename, and use save-as to replace files on the external drive, so all the necessary permissions are in place. Every other program interacts with the drive without issue.
Try this method hope it helps.
Type this on start : Controlled folder access
Then if its On >> Off it or add Photoshop CC 2019 name to list if its on.
As you stated above hard drive is used for macbook first you need to format this drive in windows then use it ... may be that can help.
The problem is caused by the exFAT format. Switch to NTFS
I am facing the same issue:
Exporting over an existing PNG on an exFAT filesystem (or any other filesystem that is not NTFS) fails on Photoshop Creative Cloud 21.1.0.
I am using a USB stick that was formatted with NTFS and I reformatted it to ex-FAT. This is the only difference between the export succeeding and failing.
Can somebody from Adobe confirm that this is the issue?
Where do I switch to NTFS? In photoshop? In windows? When formatting the SD card (which I am pretty sure will erase it). Erasing it is not the worst ordeal I have encourntered, but I wish had known that before it just opened and let me dump everything on there. I was able to point my entire lightroom catalog there no problem. It is only when trying to overwrite an existing file (like if i make a mistake) that it gives me this error.
I can always delete the file and send it there, but that is twice the number of clicks. When you do 1000x a day, that is 1000x more clicks. Thus, I cannot just "live with it."
Insert SD card, go to Computer.
Right click the SD card icon and click on Properties.
Click the security tab.
Click edit under the Group or user names display.
Click on Everyone (so that it is highlighted) then below in the permissions for Everyone area, tick Full Control.
Will formatting erase the drive? Ugh So annoying. Everyday I solve one problem. Every day a new uphill seven hour battle. I certainly do not want to erase the entire drive and start over for nothing. I tried sharing and nothing and giving myself "Full access". I also tried the controlled access. It is off.
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yup been struggling with this on my internal windows drive as well since the new update, def not a mac thing.