Hi, I just upgraded my iMAC to OS 10.7.4 and started getting the following dialog box message when I tried to open Lightroom 4: "The Lightroom catalog cannot be used because the parent folder “/” does not allow files to be created within it. Please fix the folder permissions or choose a different catalog" I have changed the permissions to read/write for the drive, parent folder and catalog file. Does anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? Thanks, Ted
Theodore and Goeff,
I'm due to receive my own new MacBook Pro today (with Lion) and have this same concern. I was hoping to use Lightroom on an upcoming photography trip.
When you say, Theodore:
' I have changed the permissions to read/write for the drive, parent folder and catalog file. ', can you explain more the steps involved?
And Geoff, what is the selected folder you are showing in the screenshot?
See how you go kkm9, I'm sure my permissions issues are to do with importing a User from my old Macbook. To fix I needed to work through various levels of drive/folder/subfolders. Also the Lightroom Previews Folder on a Mac worth looking(ensuring the above is done with Permissions) at as it shows as a package on Macs.
You should not need to be messing with permissions in this way. And Lion shoudln't be any different than Snow Leopard in any material way here.
Geoff's initial problem seems related to placing the Lightroom application at the root of the hard drive, instead of in the /Applications folder. I can't figure why that would be the case.
I would suggest NOT changing permissions on ANYTHING unless you're having problems. And in case of problems, it is much more likely that something else is odd (i.e. you've placed the catalog somewhere other than the Pictures folder in your home directory which is the default), than that any permissions need tweaking.
I'll note I have never, ever, needed to modify any permissions like this to use Lightroom on Lion. It's not something that's necessary under normal circumstances.
CatOne2 - you have no idea from the above where I have Lightroom installed. It is in fact in the default Applications Folder.
I just speak of my experience only................ and by the way I've used Macs for 20 years.
And Theodore, rename (in Finder) the Folder that has "/" in the name as that is an illegal charcter in Lightroom, then you ought to be able to open the catalog.