Lightroom CC: No support to external ssd (mac, apfs formatted)?

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I use Lightroom CC on a 2015 MacBook. I have an external ssd - formatted with Apple APFS Filesystem (as recommended from Apple) and connected with USB3. 

I can not save local copies of the files (or SmartPreviews) on the ssd (when i change the location in the options) because Lightroom says theres is no permission to save the file.

An other external Harddisk formatted with HFS+ works correctly! 

So it seems, the Lightroom CC does not support the Apple Filesystem APFS on External Harddrives.

Is it possible to change that?

Thank you!

Greetz
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Markus Fiering

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It sounds like you may need to use the Mac OS to adjust permissions on the drive so that your User Account has full read/write permissions.  If Lightroom cannot access the drive after modifying the permissions, check your APFS settings and make certain you aren't using a case-sensitive option.
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Hi Rikk,

Tranks for your reply. The Permissions are not the problem in my opinien. On the same external ssd drive i use the Apple Photos photos.db with iCloud sync and it works without a problem.
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