so writing to the folder shouldn't be a problem.
It can be a problem if the folder does not have full Read/Write permissions, (a frequent problem in Mac computers when system updates occur) or sufficient 'empty' hard-disk space.
Similar forum questions may give clues to an answer-
I think there is something in this as I have tried to save to smaller ssd drive in my laptop (Windows 10).
Do you (or anyone) know which folder needs the read write checking on it - I've been going through and changing some but am getting confused between Users / System / admin - it's only me who users the blooming thing :-)
meant to exporting to SSD was successful but isn't a practical solution as its too small in size
The "Edit-In Photoshop Elements" would normally first create a pixel file (JPG TIFF etc) derivative in the same folder as the Original image (PJK2759.NEF). So check this folder on the C:drive has 'full' permissions, and the Drive (the SSD?) has sufficient empty space (minimum 20% of Drive size).
The "Export" error would only appear by using the Export dialog, and you would set a Destination in the top-most panel [Export Location]- Check this for the "Export To:" Folder destination.
I have 2 drives in my laptop - a c drive (1tb) where my photos have sat happily for years - until today and a much smaller SSD used to boo the laptop up - Lightroom will not export anything to the C drive but does seem happy to export to the SSD
A specimen folder that I'm having problems with has the following permissions
It appears to be fully accessable. I have just opened up a file in Picasa and that has had no problem saving - I am at a loss...
I might be getting 'out of my depth' here- not being a system expert, but will try to break down your reply-
have 2 drives in my laptop - a c drive (1tb) where my photos have sat happily for years - until today and a much smaller SSD used to boo(t) the laptop up
Normally a laptop will boot from the C: drive- so what is the drive name of the SSD? D:, E:, F:, ? And where are the Windows system files located?
If your photos "sat happily for years" then something has changed to prevent access to them by Lightroom.
- Lightroom will not export anything to the C drive but does seem happy to export to the SSD
Then there is a problem here with permissions!
Your screen-clip shows your identity has permissions (which might allow the Picasa 'saves'), but the checks are greyed out, and Lightroom is more critical about having full permissions.
My 'secondary' E: drive in my laptop ( the DVD is D:) shows Permissions for "Everyone" as in my clip-
Thank you - It seems to have been eventually solved.
Solution - Windows 10
I optimised the C drive
I went in and created an "everyone" user in the "pictures" folder on the C drive. I then set the permission to "Full Control".
Couple of full system reboots later and everything seems to be working fine once again
Many thanks for your suggestions.