I am not certain that I understand. Are you saying that you could drag a file from the view window directly into trash?
No, basically when you want to delete a file LTR 5 should be able to remove and trash it . You should be able to find the file in trash can . LTR4 and earlier does a fine job of that.
Instead, the problem is LTR5 will not remove to trash as it doesnt support the volume that has the master file. LTR5 only will delete permanently without going to trash . That is the error.
that must be frustrating. I have not had that problem.
I use 10.8.3. In the view window, if i press on delete key a dialog asks me if i want to remove the image from the catalog OR completely remove the image from disk. If i chose the former, the image remains in its folder. If i chose the latter the image is moved to the trash.
I am afraid I will be of no help. Hope you figure it out.
This is a bug that has occasionally popped up in Lightroom since at least LR 3 (when I first encountered it) and maybe before.
See post #31 in this thread for a temporary solution.
You can read the whole thread and try other solutions, but I've never needed to go beyond the one in post #31 and I did try the permissions first...didn't work for me.
Thank you for sharing this thread #Post 31. Ill try permissions tweaking and see of that works .
This was a first for me being a beta tester for LTR5 . I do wonder when I bought the upgrade and Downloaded LTR5 that bug appeared beacuse of being a beta tester .
Trying to rule out all sorts of things here :
Wonder if doing a an uninstall and doing a reinstall will help? Would it be a realistic painless step?
Yesterday I worked on LTR editing files from Hard drive many hours with bug active .
Then all of sudden it was working ( Th1s is 3rd time its happened). If I close LTR5 then reopen later bug appears again. I cant yet isolate the cause for files to move and be trashed normallly! Earlier I have trashed prefs . Also,creating test catalogues didnt work . Tried other older drives; that failed. Will try internal drive.
LTR 4 and earlier was bugfree so this is first time i have encountered a stubborn bug . Its as bad as mosquitoes buzzing.
Wonder if the reinstall is best guaranteed solution other than uncheck my permissions.?
I really appreciate the info from thread 31. Thank you .
I'll get the bug booted.
I am also having this problem. Lightroom 5.0, Mac OS 10.7.5, Lightroom catalog on boot disk, photos on external (thunderbolt) disk.
I get this error it seems every time I want to delete a file (either Delete key and responding "Yes, delete from disk" or cmd-opt-Delete) after I reboot. However if I show the file in the Finder (actually "Show in Finder" is mapped to Path Finder on my computer), then delete it, then undo the delete (in Path Finder), after that the delete works fine—for that file and all other files.
It appears that there is something that is keeping Lightroom from recognizing something about the Trash on external disks, but whatever this is can be fixed by deleting files on that disk. Perhaps this is an Apple bug, not an Adobe bug?
I have taken Tech service advice from Adobe --> Create a folder in the external drive then commmand-delete to move folder to trash.
This apparently creates a path for other files to be moved to trash via lightroom 5 from drives . Works as it should.
I think its a Lightroom 5 flaw because in Lightroom 4 and earlier, I dont have this anomaly.
I am having same problem...now I have hundreds of pictures set "to be rejected" that can't be deleted from the disk...What a waste of time!