I am running the latest version of Lightroom and have suddenly, just today, started getting this error. Nothing about my PC has changed. I can't export ANYTHING to anywhere on the C drive. I simply get the error message "the file could not be written". After looking through various forums, they seem to suggest it's a permissions problem. I am the only user on the PC and am also the administrator - I can't see how permissions would be the problem. I don't know what else to try...?
I am running Windows 8 Release Preview 64bit with latest version of Lightroom.
Other PC specs:
AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHz
16GB DDR3 RAM
Asus 560 Ti DIRECTUCUII @ 930Hz
168GB hard drive (Ancient)
I have a vague recollection that Lightroom likes to have 20% free space on a drive (though may just be my creaking memory, or it may be related to things like the catalog and previews). 28gb is just a bit less than 20%. If you have another drive available, just to try exporting to that, it might help rule out a general Lightroom export problem.
Okay, I shall definitely be purchasing myself a nice big new hard drive soon.
So, I cleared up some space - there's now 48GB free on the C drive. Still getting the same "file could not be written" error.
OK, it doesn't seem as though lack of space is the issue.
Haven't you got any other drive you could try? Even a USB thumb drive? Or memory card? Just want to see if the file you are trying to export will work using a different drive....
Okay, this is odd. I think the problem might be that Lightroom didn't like the file I was using. It was an old JPEG. The reason for this being I processed some RAW files I took today and they exported with no problems straight to the C drive as TIFFs. The photo I had issues with, Lightroom would not allow it to be exported anywhere on the C drive, I could export it to a USB stick but no where else. Odd. Is this a common occurance??
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