Mac Photos cannot import image due to lack of permissions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sultanoflondon, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. sultanoflondon macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    Hi all,

    I was trying to import some photos into my Photos library earlier & Photos returned an error saying that it didn't have the necessary permissions to import the files.

    I am administrator of my Mac & I took the photos myself, so I don't see why I don't have permissions. How should I go about fixing this?

    Thank you!
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    Where are the files you want to import? Original SD card from camera? USB connection to camera? External HD? Different user account on the Mac? Same user account? Are you inadvertently using Guest User?

    Do a Get Info on one or more of those image files and check current permissions.
  3. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    Files are on the Mac's internal SSD. Same user account. Am using my Admin account, not a Guest User. Did the Get Info check, nothing suspicious there.

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