Difficulty starting lightroom

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I have been using Lightroom 4 for several weeks on my Macbook. Now when I attempt to startup Lightroom I get the following message: "Cannot start because Lightroom cannot create files in the temporary location 'var/folders/bc...'" What do I need to do ?

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Michael Boniol

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Platform? Sounds like OS X, and it sounds like you no longer have ownership of the temp locations your user account needs for all sorts of things.

Have you simply restarted the OS recently? Logging out and back in again should work, but a restart will clear most of the transient stuff in /var/folders out.

If it persists you should check to see if your boot device is healthy.
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Yes, that sounds like a permissions problem on the startup disk.