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Since upgrading to Mac Maverick, there are two more things

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Since upgrading to Mac Maverick, there are two more things that I am unable to do.
1. Copy a file
2. Rotate a photo
Are you referring to iPhoto?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Not necessarily. Just photos I have taken and put under "Pictures."


So what program did you use to import them?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Various. From my Canon, Dropbox, etc., for many past years. I've always been able, before, to rotate and copy. I also cannot copy Document files.


Ok but you have to open the picture with some app they are just icons and files in Pictures folder. What program opens when you double click one?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Ok let's check some things first:

Restart and hold Command and R keys to boot to Recovery HD partition, when it boots select the Disk Utility and Continue. Then select Macintosh HD on the left and first Verify Disk if that is OK Repair Permissions. If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair Disk.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Disk is OK.

Ok can you give me about ten minutes my Mavericks machine is updating
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can wait.

Thanks I'll be back shortly

OK sorry for the delay in Preview you go to Tools and you can rotate the picture for one thing, see here:

I am wondering why you do not use iPhoto the latest one with Mavericks is great?
Everything you need in iPhoto is right there, now about the copy issue where are you trying to copy to?:

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry. Attention got diverted. I'll try the iPhoto. I'm trying simply to make a copy so I can have the same photo in two different folders.

In Preview you can just go to File / Duplicate and then File / Move to very simple:


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Works. Thanks.