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save as issue
« on: January 07, 2009, 03:43:50 PM »
I'm having a problem performing a simple save operation. I've included a screen snap showing the error.
Note it only happens when I try and rename the file when saving. I'm using 4.5.4 with a macbook pro. Also
I've never had this problem before and I save and change file name all the time.
Anyone?
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Re: save as issue
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 04:10:07 PM »
I'm having a problem performing a simple save operation. I've included a screen snap showing the error.
Note it only happens when I try and rename the file when saving. I'm using 4.5.4 with a macbook pro. Also
I've never had this problem before and I save and change file name all the time.

Are you saving multiple files?  If so, your renaming string does not include the sequence variable so all of the photos will get the same name.  Photo Mechanic will try to resolve the naming conflict by appending letters or digits (your choice, you can set this up in the Files tab of the Preferences dialog) but if it runs out of letters or digits then the operation will fail.

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Re: save as issue
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 04:16:35 PM »
Kirk,
No– this happens when saving one file. It doesn't happen with multiple files. I know to check the sequence box.
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Re: save as issue
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 04:19:10 PM »
Kirk,
Just fyi, It now also happens when I rename even with the seq box IS checked.
Perplexing?

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Re: save as issue
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 04:33:26 PM »
Kirk,
Just fyi, It now also happens when I rename even with the seq box IS checked.
Perplexing?

Is there something special about the destination folder you're saving into?  Do you have permission to create/write files there?
Does the same thing happen if you save from a different set of files?

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Re: save as issue
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 04:58:20 PM »
It happens regardless of where I save, desktop, hd, network, anywhere.
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Re: save as issue
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 05:02:46 PM »
It happens regardless of where I save, desktop, hd, network, anywhere.

What happens if you save from a different set of photos, say, one that worked before?

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Re: save as issue
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 10:31:36 AM »
Kirk,
No that doesn't work either. But I think i've narrowed it down a bit.
When I log into my machine using the "admin" I have no problem saving.
So I believe it is probably some type of permissions thing.
Weird because I haven't made any changes using the "admin" login.
I have a call into our IT people to help on this.
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