Lightroom CC: Unable to upload pictures from my desktop. Error "Unable to create directory. You don't have permission..."

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I'm unable to upload pictures from off my computer to work on them  not sure whats going on but its making this program useless
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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We'll need a little more information Michael. For a start, what kind of computer? Mac? Windows? 

And then, are you using the desktop app, or the web interface?

And finally, what happens when you try to add photos?
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Hi Victoria and Mike,

I am having the same problem; I Cannot import photos into Lightroom CC 2.1.1 on 2017 iMac with Mojave.  I keep getting an error: "Unable to create directory. You don't have permission to save the file "2018-05-20" in the folder "2018".

I have tried with the Preference "Store a copy of all originals at the specified locaton." set to on and off.  When on, I am choosing a location that has read/write privs for My User and Everyone (just in case it was a privs prob).

I was able to import photos to Lightroom Classic without issue just cannot for the life of me do so with CC vers.

I am truly stumped with this one.