Lightroom error when trying to delete images

Do you see an error message

The file named “xxxxxx.xxx” could not be moved to the Recycle Bin

when you try to delete a photo from your Lightroom catalogue

lightroom-delete-image-error

One way around this is to delete the file from the Windows directory and then go back to Lightroom and delete the catalogued image thumbnail. But that’s a work around and painfully slow. The better approach is to run Lightroom at Administrator level, as some files need Admin-level to be deleted.

Close Lightroom and reopen, but this time right-click the Lightroom icon and choose “Run as Administrator”

Now when you chose delete from within Lightroom the file will be deleted.


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