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I'm extremely new to Blender. I literally just downloaded it, I was trying to import a .obj file however when I try I get the error message you see in the title. Any way to get around this? please help. Thanks.
I have the steam version.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi Anzour, welcome to Blender SE! Do you have read permission for the .obj file you're trying to import? Also, what operating system and Blender version (Help > Splash Screen) are you using? $\endgroup$ – catlover2 Jun 28 '15 at 5:16
  • $\begingroup$ Hopefully this'll help give some idea as to whats going on, I have Blender 2.74 and Windows 8.1 I was trying to import a model I created for an online game called Roblox, I created it in Roblox Studio and exported it as a .obj file. I stored it in my doc folder. I had watched several tutorials on rendering models before downloading Blender and I followed the steps to the letter but I was hit with the error and stopped from there. $\endgroup$ – Anzour Jun 28 '15 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ I suspect Catlover2 is correct when he suggests that this is a permissions issue, and not a Blender issue. A good starting point is to . use the "help and support" facility in Windows, and review topics containing the phrase "administrator token" and "administrator". $\endgroup$ – brasshat Jun 28 '15 at 6:31
  • $\begingroup$ All I can think of is that somehow you don't have read permission for the file. To check that, right-click the .obj file in Windows Explorer, click Properties, click the Security tab, and select your username in the "Group or user names" pane. If at least the Read box is not checked, then you don't have read permission. As brasshat points out, if this is the problem, it really has nothing to to with Blender. $\endgroup$ – catlover2 Jun 28 '15 at 6:34
  • $\begingroup$ All permissions are allowed, this is weird. Maybe this'll help, this is the exact error that comes up gyazo.com/d2fdc9b2caf6d415cd3e09e1472ec20d $\endgroup$ – Anzour Jun 28 '15 at 6:54
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You are getting this error because your user doesn't have permission to read the file. In your specific case, there dosen't seem to be a problem with the permissions of the file itself but rather with its containing directory.

  • To view or change permissions, right-click the file in Windows Explorer, click Properties, click the Security tab, and select your username in the "Group or user names" pane.
  • One workaround that doesn't involve fiddling with permissions is to copy the file to somewhere else with Windows explorer.
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I had the same problem. I don't know if it's windows or the program that exported the file that messed up the access rights. After exporting the same object with the same program to the same directory, but under a different name the problem was solved. I just renamed the files to the name I originally used and it still worked. Really weird.

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