Files with an X on them.

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Files with an X on them.

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I am trying to switch to Linux from Apple. I went to iPhoto and exported all 18,000 pictures to a folder. I exported the copy files to an external hard drive formatted to Apple’s journaled format. after copying the files to my new Lennix mint computer, only 7000 of the pictures made it. It had some errors on a few particular images but really gave limited information as to what the error was. However, I noticed several of the images on the external hard drive in Linux had an X on them. I read on another forum here how to go back to the original folder, right click, and open as root in order to delete a file with limited permissions. I tried this method on the external hard drive by right clicking, opening as root, then from the window that showed I had elevated privileges I again tried to copy the files to the computer. I had the same results.
I am brand new to Lenix and know basically nothing about the command line.
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Kevin

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Re: Files with an X on them.

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Your external hard disk in Mac HFS+ Journaled format should be easily readable by Linux Mint. To avoid a read / write conflict between Mac and Linux, I would disable Journaling - from the Mac with the hard disk utility.
Are all the pictures on the external hard drive available and readable under Linux?
If so, maybe split the images into multiple folders before copying them to the Linux hard drive ...
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Addendum:
I personally never used iPhoto, but many of my customers ... at some point iPhoto filled up their hard drive and then they called me. iPhoto works internally with copies of copies of copies. Depending on what you have done in iPhoto, you have saved many photos multiple times. For example, 7,000 of 18,000 photos may or may not correspond to the actual number of original photos available. That's why I never used iPhoto ...
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Re: Files with an X on them.

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No the files are not accessible from the hard drive on Linux. I will try copying them in increments. Thank you.

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Kevinmatthew wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:11 pm
No the files are not accessible from the hard drive on Linux. I will try copying them in increments. Thank you.
There's something wrong - your photos should be readable and viewable directly from the external disc - just like text, music and film files.
Take a look with Synaptics Package Manager whether everything that appears under the search input "mac" and "hfs" is loaded in your Linux.
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Now that may be exactly what has happened with the copies of copies as copies.

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Kevinmatthew wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Now that may be exactly what has happened with the copies of copies as copies.
Just to speak of the same thing: Apple introduced a new file system again two or three years ago, as they also replaced JPG with HEIC ...
Is your Mac a very young one, less than 3 year old?
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It is a 2014 model. I bet if I painfully went through all the pictures I would find duplicates upon duplicates. Problem is I am not goin to but at the same time I don’t want to risk losing some. I guess there is no way.

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Kevinmatthew wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:03 pm
It is a 2014 model. I bet if I painfully went through all the pictures I would find duplicates upon duplicates. Problem is I am not goin to but at the same time I don’t want to risk losing some. I guess there is no way.
My compassion. It wasn't nice to make customers, friends and relatives aware of this damn mouse trap ...
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Re: Files with an X on them.

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After I reformatted the external hard drive into MS DOS, I was able to copy and access the files with an "X" on them to my Linux mint machine. Thank you for your reply absque.

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