Lightroom 4 Import Issue


Has anyone ever experienced the following, and if so what was your solution?
This week I imported some RAW images into LR. Worked fine. This morning I went to upload my Vivid images from last night into LR & a box came up advising the files could not be imported as the files could not be read, and it gave me a choice to save it elsewhere.
Also, it deleted the images that I had uploaded into LR the other day. All the images from the other day and last night are still on the card and I am in the process of uploading these into Dropbox so they are safe.
I have tried to import these (images from the other day & today) into LR from Dropbox but the same 'unable to read' message comes up. I can look at the images on my computer though.
Question is, how do I get them into LR now so I can process them?
Best Regards,


Hi Keith,
Thanks for your thoughts. Yes, I am a Mac user, though have been using LR
for a year and no such problems. I have not had any issues previously with
this and would not know how to change destination permissions.
Do destination permissions change on their own (i.e. without user
Given my process (how I import has not changed, why would the permissions change)?
I'll need to look up the help section for how to change them.
Best Regards,
David Johnson
M: 0417 423 458
P O Box 1125 Camden NSW 2570
On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 7:46 PM, Keith_Reeder <[email protected]>

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