3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2007 2:09 PM by Old Toad
Baird Little Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Went to drag a few photos from my library onto a flash drive. It would not work. Then I highlighted a few, hit copy and tried to paste to the flash drive. Paste was not an option. Not sure what is going on. Never had issues like this before. Is there a setting that will allow me to address this.

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,945 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    What happens if you try to use the File -> Export command? Do you get any error messages?


  • Baird Little Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks TD...

    My PowerBook is at home (I'm at work). I will try the export command this evening.

    I'll let you know.

    This is the first time I've tried to drag photo's since updating to Leopard. Not sure if that has something to do with it.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,235 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. If you don't get a circle with a number in the middle when you try to select multiple thumbnails and drag anywhere it's a font problem with the Helvetica Neue font.

    Open Font Book (in the Applications folder), find the Helvetica Neue font, deactivate and then reactivate it. If it's font related that should clear it up.

    Do you Twango?

    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.