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Import pictures - can't select folder


wojtek

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Hello
I'm trying to import pictures from external device (in this case - android phone with PTP) and in the import dialog I've selected "import settings" and then I'm trying to change "Import images to" location, but when I click on Browse and select the same path I was using on windows 7 (on E: partition) I get error "You cannot import to this folder. Choose another location" which, frankly, doesn't make much sense. I've tried permissions and so forth and I can easily browse and save picture there, I'm the owner and all that. Why Pictures Importer complains and doesn't allow me to use this location? I don't want to import to %profile%/Pictures because it's small-ish system drive :|
 

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Dirty Butter

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Try creating the partition/drive you want as a Library - Nope - that didn't work, either.
 
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Searched and found this - not ideal, but it worked for me.

You can get the "old" functionality back by creating a shortcut:

  1. right-click desktop, "new shortcut"
  2. paste the following in as the location:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe "%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\photoAcq.dll",PhotoAndVideoAcquire
  3. hit next and type a name - e.g. photo import wizard
  4. hit finish
now you should have a shortcut and when you double-click it, you should see a list of connected devices that you can import photos from
 

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wojtek

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but the problem is not that I don't see import device from which I want to grab photos - it's the destination that's not working..
 

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Brooklyn567

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How are you importing, what program are you using?

What drive letter is your phone?

what drive letter is your target?

Is your target another external device?
 

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Sorry, I was not familiar with PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) had to look it up.
 

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If you create the Import Photo Import Wizard per the directions I shared it has an Options link that lets you set the destination folder, but only when your device is attached and has at least one photo available to import.
 

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