Lightroom Classic: Edit in Photoshop does not work correctly on network drive (macOS Catalina)

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Normally when doing "Edit in Photoshop" in LR Classic image is opened in Photoshop, and when closed it is automatically saved and opened in LR as new image in catalog.
It does not work if photo is located on network drive in macOS Catalina.
In such case photo is opened in Photoshop but after edition if you close Photoshop you have to save it manually and then manually add to Lightroom catalog.
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is same problem with an ekstern harddisk connected via usb cable ? i wonder?, there seems to be some problems for lr to find original pics , not the previews they are found,
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I am not able to duplicate this in High Sierra (10.14.6) when using a NAS (SMB). The file returns automatically to the Lightroom catalog. 

Make certain you've granted Lightroom permissions in Catalina to use the NAS. 
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You were not able to duplicate this as in other versions that Catalina it worked correctly. It stopped working with Catalina and Lightroom has all rights to full filesystem including NAS mounted drives.

Br, Pawel
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I have tested this on 10.15.3 and am still not able to duplicate what you are seeing.

  1. Store File on NAS
  2. From Lightroom import file from step 1
  3. From Lightroom Edit in Photoshop
  4. Edit file and close - [Save]
Go to folder view in Lightroom and the edited file is there along-side the original. 

If you are still experiencing this issue, make sure you have updated to the latest version of Lightroom and Photoshop and that you have granted Catalina the appropriate file permissions to the Adobe Apps.
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Just checked with newest Lighroom and Photoshop on 10.15.3

Still does not work. When file is local it works exactly as you wrote.
When file in on network share - when closing file in Photoshop a save dialog appears requiring to select file format, compression etc. File is saved but Lightroom is not importing it. You have to sync directory manually in Lightroom for the file to appear.
If file is local Photoshop does not open save file dialog, just saves the file.

The network share is over SMB

Some update. When I look at privacy settings regarding file access under Lightroom I can select several locations (including network drives) but under Photoshop 2020 I have only entry for Downloads folder - no entry for network drives to select.

Br, Pawel.
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Pawel, can you post a screenshot of System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Files and Folders?  Here's what mine looks like:



Also, do Help > System Info in LR and PS and double-check you have LR 9.2 and PS 21.1.1 (which just came out).  The Creative Cloud updater isn't always trustworthy in making sure you have "the latest".
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Yes I'm using:
Lightroom Classic 9.2
Photoshop 2020 21.1.1

Here are privacy settings:


Br, Pawel.
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Can you scroll that window to display the Photoshop settings and post a screenshot? That might provide more clues.
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After I’ve deinstalled and reinstalled Photoshop it’s not there - but it’s still able to open files from any location (local or network drive) when doing manual Open...

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"After I’ve deinstalled and reinstalled Photoshop it’s not there"

Right, that's what I see in my installation too.  So this suggests your issue isn't related to Security & Privacy settings.
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I didn't see, correct me if I missed it, anywhere where you mention resetting  Lightroom's or Photoshop's preference file.  It would be worth the attempt since your security settings appear to be correct. 

Note: Preference files survive an uninstall/reinstall intact.
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