Can you try to copy those images to desktop and the try to import into the Lightroom. check if it still gives you the error message.
The most common problem causing the "cannot be read" message is a permissions problem on the destination folder.
In the import dialog, verify where your images are to be copied to.
Then, using Finder, verify that your destination folder has READ and WRITE access for you.
I have been using LR for years. Suddenly, I get this problem today. Nothing changed. Can't read files, or can't copy files to destination.
Very unhappy, since I have tons of stuff in this catalog, and don't want to scrap it all and start over, hoping it will work.
I will check "permissions", but doubt that will fix it, since I have not changed anything.
I did try different destinations. I was able to copy the files back to the same SD card, interestingly.
But can't get them onto to any folder or drive that I use normally.
Is it time to start a new catalog and hope that works?
Starting a new catalogue won't help, if LR is still pointed at the same, read-only folder/directory/drive.
This seems to be an OS-based quirk, nothing to do with Lr (are you using a Mac, by any chance? Macs are almost invariably affected - rarely if ever Windows) so - whether you've made any changes or not - fixing the permissions is the likely solution.
When I selected the a folder on my D drive, or H drive. they imported fine.I had not used this computer for a while (have a laptop LR as well), and forgot I put photos on the H drive and the D as a backup.For whatever reason. LR did not let me import to my C/user folder.Working OK
Hmmmm... There's no obvious reason - apart from permissions - why you can't save to ../Pictures: but good to know you're up and running.
I guess from this that you're a Windows user, too - that's unusual.
Thanks Deepak. I don't know how but destination folder was changed to users.... I changed to Lightroom masters and LR started importing photos. Thanks again.
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