7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 5:17 PM by Clay Taft
Clay Taft Level 1 Level 1

Hello:

I am having problems transferring my IPhoto album from my old computer to my new computer

Old computer

• MacbookPro 2.6Ghz Intel Core Duo

• OSX v 10.7.5

• IPhoto v 9.4.2

New Computer

• MacBookPro 2.6GHz Intel Core i7

• OSX v 10.8.2

• IPhoto v 9.4.2

 

Both computers Pictures albums and IPhoto Libraries permissions are are set to "read and write" for administrator and everyone. File sharing is on in System Preferences.

When I try to copy from the old to the new computer, I get message "Items can’t be copied to “Pictures” because you don’t have permission to read them". I have done the IPhoto "repair permission" on both computers and still cannot copy my IPhoto album from my old to new computer. What now? This is very frustrating :-(


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Niel on Feb 12, 2013 12:43 PM Solved

From the computer with the iPhoto library, copy it to a disk image, and then copy that to the other computer; disk images can be created in the Disk Utility, which is in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder.

 

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    Use FireWire or Thunderbolt target disk mode, or a standalone external drive which contains a partition or disk image formatted as Mac OS Extended.

     

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    Photos for Mac

    Where on the new computer are you trying to copy to?  Try changing the destination to the Desktop.

     

    Another approach would be to connect the two Macs together with the old MBP in Firewire Target Disk Mode. Then see if you can copy the library without the permissions error.

     

     

    OT

  • Clay Taft Level 1 Level 1

    I used an Ethernet connection to transfer everything else, including all movies and music,  from the old to the new computer. How and why will a FireWire or Thunderbolt connection make a difference transferring IPhoto? How will either one of your suggeted options change the permissions message?

    I don't understand.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    When copying files from one non-network drive to another, one of Mac OS X's capabilities allows someone with an administrator password to bypass all permission issues. The mechanism used to do this doesn't work with network drives.

     

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  • Clay Taft Level 1 Level 1

    Perhaps I don't understand the "non-network" concept. Both computers are currently off our network and are only connected with an Ethernet cable to make the final IPhoto album transfer.

    Old Toad, I can get a FireWire/Thunderbolt cable and connect the two together. Only the Old MBP has a FireWire port.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    From the computer with the iPhoto library, copy it to a disk image, and then copy that to the other computer; disk images can be created in the Disk Utility, which is in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder.

     

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  • Clay Taft Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you Niel and Old Toad. Problem solved.