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can't import photos and have photo copied to the record

Question asked by carolg_1 on Dec 20, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 by carolg_1


can't import photos and have photo copied to the record


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

snow leopard current 10.6.8

Description of the issue

I used to be able to do an import>folder and bring the individual photos in the folder into each record. now, regardless of whether I check the box for import only a reference or not, that is what I get--I cannot embed the photos into the record.

for backup and file maintenance reasons, this is a real problem.

Steps to reproduce the problem

do file>import, uncheck "import only a reference to each picture file" and only references are stored in the data base records.

This is happening in the same database which already has a thousand or more records with imported photos embedded in the records.

Expected result

photos should be embedded in each record, and there should be no need for reference to an external folder of photos

Actual result

file not found on each record display where the photo should appear

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

the file cannot be found: filename.pdf


make sure I don't move the folder containing the photos that were imported