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Renaming folders in Lightroom Classic

Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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When will we able to rename folders in Lightroom Classic? I did once, will it ever be possible again ...?

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Community Beginner , Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
Thank you for getting back to me. All of a sudden, the error disappeared and I was once again able to rename folders. Not sure why, but I guess these things happen!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Welcome to the forum. Please see the screen capture which shows what info is expected when you create a thread.

The only thing I can think of is that Lightroom does not have permission to access the folders.

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Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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This is an error that is probably caused by a permissions problem. It is still possible to rename folders in Lightroom Classic, but the OS may not permit it. That is what you see here.

 

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Thank you for getting back to me. All of a sudden, the error disappeared and I was once again able to rename folders. Not sure why, but I guess these things happen!

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May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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This is a brand-new problem for me. Saturday night I was able to rename all of my culled and edited images from my Saturday shoot. 

 

Saturday night I fiddled a bit in the Preferences because downloads were bringing in jpeg copies of images and dublicates.

 

Shot new images to a new folder in the same catalog on Sunday. After culling and editing Sunday's shoot I could not rename files. Well, I could rename two dng files that were created from Sunday images using the photomerge setting in LR. And the first handful (less than 10) Nikon RAW files renamed. But nothing after that. I traced back and all the permissions are set for Read & Right. The individual image files, the folders and even the external drive, all Read and Write. I'm stumped about where else to look for help. I know that I selected the entire set (271 images) every time.

 

I"m trying to rename in Library mode by going to Library>Rename files.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

FWIW, I get no error message. I simply select 270 files and the progress bar moves super fast as if it's renamed the whole set, but then when I look only those dng photomerge files are renamed, not the entire set of 270 images.

 

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Here's my computer info:  About half of my drive is available.Screen Shot 2021-05-24 at 4.33.46 PM.png

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