When I create a new pantone then double click on it in the swatches panel I get the following error message:
"Cannot create swatch library. There are no swatches in the file "HARD DRIVE:Applications:Adobe InDesign CS6: Presets: Swatch Libraries:PANTONE+ Solid Coated.acb"
I've checked the folder and the acb file is there so I don't understand why it is not recognising it?
Version of InDesign? Version of Mac OS X? Have you check the permissions on that folder?
If it never actually says your user name, then it probably means you have an issue of some sort. I'd be tempted to grant read/write to everyone.