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iPhoto can't access NAS drive

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GTGeek88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 1, 2013 1:27 PM

I have a Seagate NAS drive that I've been using for a couple of years.  In Finder, it's seen with no problem and I can copy files to it.  I also will sometimes export a file from iPhoto to a folder on that drive.  It has worked fine in the past.  For a couple of days now, Finder has been seeing and accessing the drive just fine, yet when I try to export a photo to it, iPhoto shows it in the list of Shared Devices, but will not access it.  In other words, I just get a spinning circle and it will never display the folders on that drive.  So much for sotware that just works.  I can't understand why iPhoto can't properly access the drive while Finder is a content and happy puppy when it comes to that.  I have rebooted the computer, but that didn't help.  Suggestions welcome.

MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.6.2), 3.06 MHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB drive
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:30 PM (in response to GTGeek88)

    Correct - the iPhoto library must always be on a volume formatted mac OS extended (journaled) - it will not work on a NAS

     

    You can place a correct format disk image on the NAS and have yoru iPhoto library on it

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to GTGeek88)

    Sorry - misunderstood the question

     

    as a work around export the photos to a desktop folder and then move them to the NAS

     

    It does not sound like an iPhoto issue on the surface - but if you have finder access do it is twl steps

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to GTGeek88)

    As a start verify that you can export to the desktop and then move to the NAS as suggested - if that works and direct export form iPhoto still does not then post back

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:48 PM (in response to GTGeek88)

    See if you can save to the NAS drive directly from another applicaton, like TextEdit.

     

    OT

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to GTGeek88)

    And again

     

     

    It does not sound like an iPhoto issue on the surface

     

    Post in the forum for your OS - it still sounds like an OS issue - even more now

     

    And try the support forums for your NAS - it may be an NAS issue

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to GTGeek88)

    Nobody here hates Windows. It's just another operating system and frankly, we're rather too mature to be bothered with hating a few million lines of code.

     

    A NAS is a headless computer. It has it's own operating system, and I would guess that the answer might lie in the Sharing Preferences - after all you're not just writing to a disk, but writing to an different computer with a different OS on it.

     

    As Larry says, I'd be asking on the Using Mac OS X forum for your version of the OS.

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