Lightroom: Can not import to an external hard drive

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I too can not import to an external hard drive. I tried, but I get a (cannot read import file or destination error). Tried 4 different externals but no success importing to external drives from SD card. I can import to internal drive. Help!
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James Daubert

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James,
Which operating system and Lightroom version are you using?

Thanks,
Sunil
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Since you can import to the internal drive, it's almost certainly a drive permissions problem, or the external drives are formatted in a way that the computer can't write to them.

Can you manually copy photos to the external drive using Explorer/Finder?