Lightroom Import of pictures from SD card from my Nikon D90 failed

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I tried to import my first pictures from my SD card from my Nikon D90 camera. Photos did import the pictures without any problem. When I tried to import them into Lightroom it failed every time. The pictures was displayed, and everything looked normal. I pushed the import button and a message popped up explaining a failed import. I repeated the process several times but with the same result. The pictures is of cource i RAW format, and the file extension was NEF. In Aperture which I have been forced away from. This process worked flawlessly. It should not be that complicated to set up a stright forward import process in LR. Not a good first time experience. What could be my problem? I guess my compability with my Nikon D90 should not be a problem. Its a well proven camera, taht has not caused me any compability problems up til now. Please advice....
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What exact message did LR say?

If it was "the files cannot be read" then your destination in LR is wrong or it is a readonly location. It is at the right side of the Import panel. So check it, and if it is where you intend, then make sure everyone has read/write permission to it.

Remember photos don't go "into" LR they just get copied somewhere on the hard-drive and LR remembers where each photo was copied for when you want to make adjustments. The "somewhere" is something you specify in the Destination area of the Import panel.
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LR gave me a default foulder in an area of my harddrive that normaly is read only protected. I was able to get assistansce from Adobe directly on remote access. My advice to Adobe is to set up a default location which allowes both read and write. Not in a system area that should be restricted for read and write. The adobe engeneer agreed upon that. I problem is solved, but I am a newcommer to LR, and there will probably be more challanges down the road.

Thanks!
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What folder was LR set to be default, that was Readonly?
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Are you familiar with the Mac structure? Anyway under the Macintoch HD there is several subfolders, and under the folder named Users, Lightroom had generated a folder called 2015 and a subfolder called the actual month and date. The problem was that this area is originaly restricted to read only. You are not able to do adjustmenst or alterations, and as a concequence LR did fail when trying to import and store the pictures in the folders.

With Aperature I never had to do any adjustments when importing.
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What is the folder path from the top (from Macintosh HD) that LR was using to put the 2015 under? What was the Destination folder set to at the top right of the Import panel?

I understand the concept of readonly and that LR can be set to make YYYY/MM/DD folders. I am asking where LR was trying to do the Import tothat was wrong--that was readonly, not the low-level folders that it creates but the entire path.
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I have to get back to you with path details. In general it should not be necessary to change the read/write properties for the default folder location done by Adobe. Don't you agree?