Just to clarify: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC, 7.3.1 Release, Camera Raw 10.3
You are getting this error message because the selected Destination folder does not have write permission. The reason you can write other photos to this folder is because somehow, accidentally, the OM-D and the cell phone photos are not being imported to the same Destination folder. You need to change the destination folder in the Import dialog box when you import the OM-D to the same location as when you import from the cell phone, or change the permissions on this folder.
Yup, logically it sure sounds like a permissions problem with a folder. But I've checked multiple times and both the iPhone imports and OM-D imports are set up exactly the same way. Have been for many months. They always go into the same yyyy/mm/dd folders, but just yesterday (after a gap of a week or two of shooting with the OM-D) the OM-D files no longer will upload.
I'll look yet again - and I'm getting a friend to look with me.
I'd also like to say that I am a member of a camera club and at least two other members have recently had issues with importing to Lightroom, not the same issue as mine, but similar. One person is resorting to frequent hard restarts of his iMac and another is copying her SD cards onto her hard drive, then importing them from there because importing directly from the SD cards has become unreliable.
show us a screen capture of the Import dialog box when you attempt to import from OM-D
show us a screen capture of the permissions on the Destination folder for this import.
Here are a series of screen shots, pretty sure it is not a permissions problem. Hope they are readable inside this forum tool - maybe you can zoom in to see them. Or tell me another way to transmit the images.
First shot showing my library panel and my import panel this shows that the folders my iPhone images are in are the same folders I am sending my OM-D images to
Second shot showing permissions on one of the folders in question - I checked several folders on my drive, all have the same permissions
Then my friend suggested a work-around. Instead of trying to copy or move on the import I just did an add, then after they were successfully inside the catalog I dragged and dropped five images into exactly the same folder that I wanted them to go into in the first place - if there was a permissions problem I would expect this to fail also:
Third screen shot showing the drag/drop operation
Finally this fourth shot shows the images in the folder I wanted them to go to in the first place - no permissions were changed nor errors encountered. I have a work-around but there is still a basic problem I would like a solution for.
What happens if you change the permissions for "Everyone" to read and write?
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The plot thickens. These tests on a fresh folder created minutes ago.
1) I took an iPhone shot and saw that it uploaded into the newly created by Lightroom 2018/05/30 folder correctly - with no change to permissions
2) I changed the everyone permission to read/write and it worked when i uploaded from OM-D
3) I changed the everyone permission back to read only and it worked when i uploaded from OM-D
4) I removed these test images from Lightroom and deleted the directory, I uploaded five images from the OM-D and it worked. The everyone permission on this newly created folder is read only
So what I had here was a transient problem. It was there for three days then went away. Does not make me feel warm and fuzzy but I am back to the working state I was in before. So I will file the URL to this issue for future reference and close it since it is not repeatable, but not because it was solved.
Hi. Jumping on an old thread here but I have had the same problem today and I finally worked it out in my case. Ext hard drive permissions were Read and Write, but I couldn't copy to the drive. It was because I'd used that drive as a back up folder for Time Machine and Apple decided that it would therefore be Read Only. Aaargh ...
Thought I'd post in case it helps anyone in the future