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Ashik, Mac Technician
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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Hello, Im trying to attach photos to an email from a disk

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Hello, I'm trying to attach photos to an email from a disk on my MacBook Pro without success. Can you help?
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Are you using Apple mail application ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


What happens when you attach ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it attaches the whole folder and when I open the folder the pictures are on the right hand side and all my desktop files are on the left hand side.

How many photos are you trying to attach ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Then I'd recommend to compress them and send. Put all the photos to a folder on your Mac. Right Click (Control + Click) on the folder and select Compress foldername from the popup menu.

This will create a Zip folder there with the same folder name. Then attach that zip folder and send it.

Remember, some email providers have limitation of 20MB per attachment. So you will not be able to send the big attachment (if it is greater than 20MB). So you have to split the photos into group and send one by one (group)

Please let me know if that didn't work, so we can continue troubleshooting. Don't Rate my answer until you are satisfied.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the compressed file becomes a zip file yes? but when I click on it afterwards it doesn't show me anything. Also, why, when I create a folder it is still showing my desktop files on the left and the photos on the right

Yes. When you double click on it, a folder will be created there with the photos. The process is done in background.

I don't understand the second part of your question, please elaborate ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I think I've resolved the 2nd part question - I've "hidden" My Favourites, so no worries on that side.


I will now attempt to send a compressed file as a test and will let you know if this has been a success. Please wait.... thanks

Take your time. Good Luck :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It didn't quite work, because both the folder and/or the zip file were too big to send, but on the positive side, it proves it would work. Obviously, I need to group them into separate folders and send separately, yes?

That because it is the limitation put on email servers. They can't handle large attachments. Yes, group them into separate folders and send them, like 5-10 photos in 1 group (compressed folder) and so on.
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