Thank you for the question. It sounds like permissions have been modified on the folder you are trying to save to. I would recommend right-clicking the folder and going to "Properties", and make sure "Full Control" is enabled on the folder for the group your user is a member of. For example, if you are logged in as "Administrator", make sure "Administrators" has full control on the folder you are saving to.
If you click each group and see any "Deny" permissions enabled, I suspect your user is a member of that group and permissions need to be modified.
Ben, that's what I did over 10 times. There is no DENY on anything. But before that the problem is that I can't even open it as an attachment in my email ...
So you can't open the picture as an attachment? Can you save it somewhere like your desktop?
No, same error appears.
What about any other picture?
Same problem. I tried over 15 photos on my iPhone.
Interesting...so no pictures can be saved at all
And you're just sending them through the email application on the iPhone?
not through some other application?
Correct. No photo attachments can be opened; none can be saved. Yes, taking pictures with iPhone and emailing to myself with photo attachment, which again can neither be opened or saved.
What is your email provider?
ie - Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc...
I simply don't understand why it worked then stopped all of a sudden.
Could there be a low disk space problem on your machine?
If you can't open from Gmail either, it means that you don't have rights to the temp folder either.
No disk space problem. Now you're speaking Greek to me. Please treat me like an idiot and spell things out, okay? I'm the farthest thing from a Geek! LOL. What's the next step?
If your hard drive is full, you will not be able to open any files until you free up some space by deleting something else.
I'll show you how to check
Click the Start button (bottom left corner of the screen), and type explorer then press enter. Once Explorer opens, right click your C: drive, and select "Properties". There is a chart that shows how much disk space is being used currently.
Please let me know how much "Free Space" is shown.
When I type explorer, it takes me to Google, which is my home page on the Internet
Did it another. 180 GB "free."
ok, so disk space is not a problem.
Are you able to save another type of file?
For example, if you email yourself an MS Word doc
or text file
are you able to save that?
let me try
Yes. FROM MY LAPTOP, I emailed an MS Word doc from one email to my gmail (I have 3 different emails).
I didn't email from my iPhone.
So you can save the MS Word file ok?
Have you recently updated your iPhone?
As mentioned, one day it worked; the next day it didn't. No known changes made.
Interesting. I haven't had this problem on my iPhone, but doing a little research I am finding it's not entirely uncommon.
Can you try uploading pictures to Picasa rather than sending to your email?
This will allow you to log in to your Picasa account to save the pictures
How do I do that?
Go to www.picasa.com and create an account
Thunderstorming here. What happens if my electricity goes out?
ok, hold on
You can just come back by bookmarking this page or saving this url:
still working on picasa. plz hold
still working; sorry so slow; i'm not familiar w/picasa
WOW, all my photos downloaded to picasa. How do i now test if I can download iPhone photos to picasa (without reading all the directions)? I want to test just one.
So you mean you want to upload just one picture to Picasa?
No, i want to "test" to see if i can send a photo from my iPhone to picasa before you leave me.
In other words, how do i sent a photo to picasa from my iPhone?
I ask because it saved all the photos on my laptop but I need to be sure that I can send a photo from my iPhone.
Yes, one second I will show you
There is an app called "PicasaFoto" that will let you upload, I'm trying to see if there is a free one.
The app called "PhotoPod" will do this
it is free
Download Photopod, go to the Settings button (bottom right) and enter your Picasa login information.
Go back to the main tab (bottom left), click on "Device Photos", select your photo, and select upload (top middle button) to send to Picasa.
On my iPhone?
yes, all on your iPhone
ok; hold on
don't know what happened. all my photos disappeared in picasa. i don't remember it asking me to set up a sign-on or password. but miraculously all my photos downloaded to picasa. what shall i do?
hold on; photos now back. no idea what's going on. but i still don't know my username or password XXXXX picasa. i don't remember establishing one.
It will be the same as your Gmail ID and password
that's probably why it knew you already if you don't normally have to sign in to Gmail
hmmm; that's an automatic sign on for me ... in other words, i don't have to enter it; it does it automatically and i don't know what they are. let me trhy
okay; username and password XXXXX
waiting for upload
i clicked on upload but am not sure how to see if it went through.
The bottom middle button is the "Queue"
that shows your uploads and status
when i click it, it shows the photo and an X and check mark at the top. i can't find photo in picasa yet or at least there's no notification. is there any alert that this has been done??
It should not appear in the queue anymore once it has finished uploading.
can't find anything. will try again.
still in the queue
Ok. Make sure you are checking the photo album you selected in Picasa
Ok. Is there a white bar next to the picture?
If you are on 3G, it might take longer, but the white bar shows the upload status
no white bar; it has a black band on the top and a black band on the bottom
nothing shows the upload status. there's just a white X and a white check mark at the top
take longer? over 5 minutes?????
not that long
are you on wi-fi?
now queue has a black screen; maybe it uploaded? let me check picasa
yes, black screen indicates nothing in the queue
can't find photo anywhere
and did you select "Upload Photo"?
am i supposed to do something in picasa in order to "receive" photo? how does it know where to upload?
No...so that might be what was done wrong
you need to select "Upload Photo", and then it has you choose a destination
so if you try again from scratch...
From the main screen (bottom left button), select "Device Photos", then select "Camera Roll"
Yes, and it's uploading what's already there. Okay, I'll try again.
select your picture, then select the upload button (top middle button). At that point, it asks you which folder in Picasa you want to upload to
Once you click "Upload", it will copy to the folder you selected in Picasa
Once the next iPhone update comes out this Fall, you wont have to do any of this.
They are launching the "iCloud", which makes all your pictures accessible from any device.
now that i'm repeating steps, it's totally different. it's doing exactly what you said ... asks for destination, shows status, etc. hang on
once it's sent from my iPhone, am i supposed to now click UPLOAD in picasa?
No, once it's sent from your iPhone, you can see it in Picasa
So if you wanted to save it on to your computer, you could click it in Picasa, right click, and do "Save Image", and save it to your computer.
that's the problem; i can't see it
And you're looking in the folder you selected when you just uploaded?
the "Destination" folder?
yes ... TO SELL. I was careful to note that. All the photos on my laptop were downloaded automatically, but i can't find the two that i sent from my iPhone. let me check again.
Ok. You might want to try logging out of Picasa (on your computer) and back in if you don't see them.
it should be at the end correct?
It would be in "My Recent Albums"
On the right side, you can see "Sort By"
try selecting "Upload Date"
Click "My Photos" on the top of Picasa, then sort by Upload Date
i did; only shows 1 album, which is the one that was automatically updated. does not show the two that i just recently uploaded from iPhone.
And you're sorting by upload date and still do not see them?
unbelievable. now when i click the original download, the two pics appear. however, the entire album has changed (portrait versus landscape), which i already corrected. oh, well, this seems to be an easier correction than getting my photos uploaded. i don't know why it works sometimes and doesn't. i'm going to try uploading one more from my iPhone. can you hang with me?
Sure, no problem.
hmmm, doesn't appear in the album. let me try the other way (sorting).
ben, i have to go to Web Albums to view the newly-added pics, but at least i know how to do it. i also just saved a photo from picasa to my laptop and VOILA ... it worked. Thanks so much for your help. Sorry it took so long.
Nice, not a problem at all. I'm glad you got it working!
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can i ask you a question before you go?
the purpose of this entire project is to post pictures of all the things i need to sell befor i move in 2 weeks. i wanted to post ads on craigslist and local newspapers. because i have so many pictures, i simply wanted to say something like MOVING SALE and give them a link to view all the photos. will this work and not give out any of my personal information?
Yes, actually...once all the pictures you want are in Picasa, you can actually make a public album and just link people to that.
GREAT! You've been most patience and absolutely fantastic!
Almost midnight; will ACCEPT now and post postive feedback.
Thank you for your patience as well. I'm glad we were able to come to a solution!
Same here. Have a good night!