I was in the middle of a work session and Lightroom 5 suddenly stopped allowing me to import photos, either from my camera memory cards, or from my desktop. I get an error message saying, "the following files were not imported because they could not be read." I have not upgraded or installed anything new. Please help.
You have to determine what the destination directory is in the Import dialog box (it's on the right hand side, under Destination)
Sometimes, it has been accidentally changed to something new, so change it back. If that's not the problem, then using your operating system, change the permissions on that EXACT folder to WRITE permission.
Could you please check on the top right of the import window, and make sure that the Pictures folder is selected in the destination.
Please let us know if it helps.
I am not sure what I did, but that seems to have fixed the problem. The
destination was properly checked; I unchecked it and rechecked it and now
it works. Thank you.