Forum Question: Not able to drag certain pictures to desktop from iPhoto

When I try to drag a photo to the desktop I get a circle with a line thru it. If I try to copy and paste the photo I get a Finder window saying the photo doesn’t exist. If I try to edit the picture I get a triangle with an explanation mark inside it. The photo is their but it’s not. I rebuilt the thumbnails but I’m not sure where to go after that accept to search thru Time Machine for a stable iPhoto folder. Any ideas?
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Greg Howland / Albuquerque

Comments: 3 Responses to “Not able to drag certain pictures to desktop from iPhoto”

    6/19/11 @ 7:29 pm

    Hard to say without looking at it. Are you sure that something hasn’t happened to your iPhoto collection — the photos are missing or corrupt? What happens when you try to export a photo with File, Export?

      Greg Howland
      6/20/11 @ 7:17 am

      The picture is there and I can see it but when I try to export to the desktop it says: “unable to create/user/wallacet/desktop/009.jpg”. It’s not all photos but certain folders that I have a problem with.

        6/20/11 @ 11:17 am

        Perhaps a user permissions issue. Are you logged in as user “wallacet”? Are you an admin? What happens when you try to File, Export? Maybe to somewhere else like your Documents folder?

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