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export operations not performed - the file could not be written

Discussion in 'Lightroom Troubleshooting (ARCHIVE)' started by Geoff, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff New Member

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    I'm getting quite frustrated at LR or Win7, not sure which to blame. Essentially every time I try and export photos (like I have since LR 1...) I get a message saying "some export operations were not performed" and "the file could not be written". When and how many files it flags this for varies.

    But here's the strange thing: it does write the jpegs as requested (the exported files), but windows won't let me open them via usual viewer until I close LR. Says another program still has them open.

    Is this a user/permissions issue in Win 7-64? Is it a catalog issue? Hardware? I've never had this happen prior to LR 3...
     
  2. b_gossweiler

    b_gossweiler Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    Geoff,

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Do you have any PlugIns active which could affect your export? If so, try disabling them. Can you show a screenshot of your Export Dialog here? Can you copy a file into the same directory in WinExplorer?

    Beat
     
  3. jwaymack

    jwaymack New Member

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    I am having a similar problem getting a message..."the file could not be written". I have about 117 RAW format that I have modified in Lightroom 3.5. The last 50 of these files can't be exported by Lightroom. Never had this sort of problem before.
     
  4. clee01l

    clee01l Lightroom Guru Staff Member Lightroom Guru

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    Jwaymack, Welcome to the forum. Often this is an indication that your drive where temp storage is located is over capacity. You should have at least 10% free space available at all times for utilization by working storage. Also, I you re exporting to a EHD, make certain that the drive has the necessary write permissions. If you have an EHD formatted NTFS by another computer, the default permissions on the EHD revert to Read Only if it is attached to another computer.
     

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