Huge Adobe Bug

And this is why I hate “permissions”, “Creative cloud”, and so on: corporations deciding what *I* do.

After the update of Adobe Lightroom 6.4 to 6.5, it will not start:

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Huge, huge bug! Adobe.. this is mission critical!

The solution:

First, go to your home folder in finder, and in “VIEW OPTIONS”, enable “Show Library Folder”:

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Now go to all three of these folders:

  • [home]/Library/Application support/Adobe
  • [home]/Library/Caches/Adobe/
  • /Library/Application support/Adobe

And for both those folders, right-click on the folder and  INFO.

Then, change the access rights so that EVERYONE has READ/WRITE, not just READ.

But also, click on the lock to open it and then click on the gear to apply to enclosed items:

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And now it will start.

But security… all rights to everyone? Doesn’t look secure to me! So beware before you upgrade.


4 thoughts on “Huge Adobe Bug

  1. Same old Same old….. Just a pity there is no real rival product or this crap would’ve been ditched ages ago!
    As for customer support…. :-(((

  2. Just got the same error today when upgrading to version 2017.1

    The workaround above corrects the error, but after four years, you would think this bug would have been fixed.

    By the way, I decided to remove the Administrators Read & Write permissions from the Preferences folder, trying to minimize my risk.

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