I’ve retrieved a heck of a lot of jpgs from my late fathers three old PC’s running Vista/XP. He hadn’t used these for a few years but they were running fine when I switched them on. The photos were scattered all over the place and so I wanted to sort through them and possibly make them available to family to view before I started deleting and marking ones to keep.
I thought I would create a new library in Photos to house these as I want to keep them away from my own.
My problem arises when I try and import them. I have for example started with a folder of 6000 jpgs and dropped them into Photos. Only about 3,000 successfully imported with the other 3,000 bringing up an error (example below):
Now, I have tried the following in order to try and fix this:
Run Disk Utility on the drive from within MacOS.
Run Disk Utility on the drive from the Restore Menu after a clean boot.
I have reset the permissions of individual files and of the containing folders.
I have moved the photos to an external USB drive and tried to import from there.
I have moved the files to a different Mac and tried to import from there.
Running latest Mojave on both Macs.
I can view the jpgs in preview and other apps and they appear fine, i.e. the jpg’s do not appear to be ‘broken’.