It's often a question of privlidge settings. Check permissions on the Lightroom folder.
Launch Finder and locate the user Library by clicking the Go menu whilst holding down the Optn (alt) key (n.b. the library is hidden until you press the optn key) and inside the Library folder select Application Support and then the Adobe folder.
Right-click on the Lightroom folder and choose “get info” or select the folder and hit Cmd+i then check the settings under sharing and permissions near the bottom of the dialog and if necessary click the padlock to edit the settings. If you are the sole user of your machine it’s generally safe to change "Staff" and "Everyone" from "Read Only" to "Read and Write" if required.
Then close the dialog and re-launch Lightroom.
If that makes no difference or the permissions are already correctly set, use Cmd+i on the destination folder and set everyone to read & write.
I just started having the same problem. I tried changing folder permisions but no luck.
I spent a LOT of time going through all of that, including digging through my library folders and changing permissions there, as well as on the external drives I tried importing from. restarted the computer and relaunched Lightroom multiple times. Didn't work. In the end, I collapsed all of my destination folders and reset the destination path right from my Mac HD on down and for some reason that did the trick. Probably where I should have started.
Shannon......how did you reset the destination paths?
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In the destination pane, just collapse all of the folders until all that is left is your root folder-in my case that's MacIntosh HD. Then open your folders again until you get to the one you want to import into.
Thanks for sharing that. It seems to work, but how come Adobe can't sort out this most basic of functions? Esp. when there have clearly been issues for years. Taken me 2.5 hours to sort this - and thanks to you, not Adobe, in the end.