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07-Nov-2010, 08:52 PM #1
disk error...may be full or read-only
I copied my photos to a DVD from my old Gateway Vista 64 bit computer and using the DVDs, copied them to my new Mac. Now, when I try to edit them in Picasa, I get the following message:
"Unable to write redeye due to a disk error. The disk may be full or read-only."
In looking online and in the Picasa help files, I find that many people have had this problem both on Macs and PCs. I have tried changing my permissions which was recommended on most forums, but with no change in the problem.

Should add that the newly transferred photos are the only ones I have a problem with. Photos that I transferred using Dropbox, edit and save with no problems.

Would appreciate any suggestions to fix this.

Last edited by PE_Mac; 07-Nov-2010 at 08:55 PM.. Reason: added info
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07-Nov-2010, 09:28 PM #2
Where are the photos located when you try to edit them? They can't be edited on DVD, obviously, because they are read-only on DVD and can't be changed in any way. If you have copied them to a folder on the hard drive, check to see if they are still read-only.

If that doesn't work, they may be "in use" by some other program that you have. Look through (or search) OpenedFilesView to see if the file is opened by another app.
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10-Nov-2010, 01:26 PM #3
Unless I'm reading it wrong, OpenedFilesView is only for Windows. Is there a way to view multiple permission settings on my Mac? I found, online, how to change permissions on multiple files, but when I tried, it said I had mixed access and wouldn't let me do anything. I have a full DVDs worth of photos so doing them 1 at a time is way too slow.
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