macOS Catalina issue with Nikon tethering on Lightroom Classic

While tethering, Nikon cameras may not get detected. In this case, if you connect a camera with an SD card to the computer, the photos in it is not displayed in the Import window.
It happens on macOS Catalina 15.2. Ideally, when you install Lightroom Classic 9.1 and open it for the first time, you should be asked to grant permission for Lightroom Classic to access Photos.  If you unintentionally deny access, you may face this issue.

To solve the issues:

  1. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
  2. In the Privacy tab, select Security.
  3. Ensure that Lightroom Classic has permission assigned to Photos, Full Disk Access, and Files and Folders.
  4. Restart Lightroom Classic.

One Response to macOS Catalina issue with Nikon tethering on Lightroom Classic

  1. Mel says:

    This worked for me. Who would have thought that for USB tethering to an app you have to give permission for that app to access the Photos app. A correction to the OP info, you have to select the privacy tab.