When I attempt to export pictures from iphoto to a folder on my desktop it keep getting an "unable to create/......" message
Are you trying to export to a new folder on the Desktop, or to an existing one?
What version of iPhoto?
Can you view the images at full size in the iPhoto Window ?
I have tried to export pictures into an existing folder and also after creating a new folder. I have also checked to see if any of the files are other than .jpg but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Are you able to save files from other applications, such as TextEdit, into those same folders?
What is the complete, verbatim text of the error message from iPhoto (anonymize if necessary)?
Turns out some of the photo's in my folder had been deleted at some point, so it only had a thumbnail, which cannot be exported because the picture does not "exist"
Turns out some of the photo's had been deleted but it still shows as a thumbmail, so it can't export a picture that does not exist.
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