From time to time I would like to be able to save WhatsApp photos (on my iPhone) into Photos (on my Mac).
Here is how I proceed:
On my iPhone I allowed WhatsApp to access my Photos (read and write).
I connect my iPhone on my Mac, using my USB cable.
On my Mac I start
Photos, select my iPhone, select the photo to import, and click
Import 1 Selected.
NB: there is no Cloud service involved here.
My question is simple:
What is the real meaning and cause of this error message?
Did I do something wrong?
Is this is a known bug?
Yes, my method is correct. The problem isn’t coming from
Photos on iPhone toward
Photos on Mac.
Here is the way I was able to get back my photo on My Mac, verify it was correctly transferred, and finally import it manually inside
On my Mac I made a search for any file with the name produced in the error window,
Terminal I entered:
cd ~/Pictures/Photos\ Library.photoslibrary find . -name "6c65168d-*" ./Masters/2018/11/05/20181105-103812/6c65168d-da6c-4df4-8239-28ab4d59c9dd.JPG ./Masters/2018/11/05/20181105-103830/6c65168d-da6c-4df4-8239-28ab4d59c9dd.JPG ./Masters/2018/11/05/20181105-111753/6c65168d-da6c-4df4-8239-28ab4d59c9dd.JPG
"6c65168d-*" argument to
find means find any file which name begins with
6c65168d- and print it.
The 3 result lines I got are correct and due to the fact I tried with smaller set of images 3 times to focus on the image causing the error.
Next, if I try to open any of these files, they do without any error within
Preview, and moreover they can be easily imported within
Photos without any error.
The error message is inappropriate and seems like an internal error within
Photos on Mac or within the transfer process from iPhone to Mac.
I will continue the analysis of this stupid bug and report it to Apple.
Errors are already enough of a problem.
False errors are worse.