Questions tagged [import]

Transfer data from a source data store or device into a destination data store or device. Can for example be used in the context of a photo or music library (e.g. "importing photos").

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Work with .vcf contacts without merging into my computer's Contacts

macOS 11.6, Contacts.app 13.0 I have a .vcf file of Contact cards from another computer. I wish to work with them on my computer without merging them with the cards already in my computer's Contacts. ...
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Nikon Tethered to iPad, iPhone on import, duplicate images appear

I am using a Nikon Z7 and Z7II. Connected via the Apple camera connection kit to an iPad Mini 5 (14.7.1) and an iPhone 6s Plus (14.7.1). As I shoot, the images will appear in the "import" ...
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How to use XLD's "import tags from a text [file]" feature

I have a batch of AIFF files I am trying to transcode to mp3 and tag using XLD (X Lossless Decoder). I have all the tag metadata in a text file like so: 01 AUDIO "Package" "Peter Howard&...
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Can't import FaceTime Live Photos to Windows 10

I have an iPhone XS max (iOS 14.6) and I'm trying to import photos taken during a FaceTime call to my PC running windows 10. Using the photos app on windows 10, I can import photos and videos fine, ...
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What is the best method of syncing photos from iPhone to (windows) desktop?

My parents use windows and iPhone, and I have to run tech support for them. The windows photo import tool fails, because the photo's arn't really on the device, and apple lies to windows saying that ...
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I can no longer paste tab delimited text from Pages into Numbers mac

it seems as if the "import settings" is gone. I can no longer "separate values using:". So now when I copt text from Pages (which includes tabs for the purpose of filling different ...
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Does importing an .ics calendar resend all invites?

I have exported an .ics calendar which includes past events with previously send out invites to other people. When I now important this calendar to a new account in Apple Calendar on my Mac, does it ...
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How can I troubleshoot or fix when macOS Photos app import from a connected iPhone gets stuck on "Preparing to import from..."?

How can I troubleshoot or fix when macOS Photos app import from a connected iPhone gets stuck on "Preparing to import from..."? Devices: iMac Retina 5K 27-inch 2017, macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 ...
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Need to download iMovie '09 on MacBook Pro 16" with iMovie 10

I would like to transfer old Hi8 tapes onto my new MacBook using FireWire. I have an old Digital Sony Handycam and all of the required adapters to connect it to my MacBook USB-C ports. I tried ...
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How can I backup my Icloud synced notes locally?

I have both a macbook running 11.1 Big Sur and iPhone running iOS 14. I have lots of notes that I'd like to locally backup just in case. Ideally I can export them to a folder so I’m sure they are ...
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iMovie does not see my Mini DV tapes

I am trying to import Mini DV on my 2020 MacBook Pro. My camera is a 22 year old Sony HDR-HC7E. I have a 400 to 800 Firewire cable, and 2 Apple adaptors - Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 and ...
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How do I have both custom show tv art and custom episode thumbnails?

I have a homemade tv show that I want to add to the Apple TV app on my Mac. I've imported the show, added all the metadata I want to, and I want to add thumbnails for each individual episode, as well ...
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OpenToonz: How to install ffmpeg for mac osx el capitan when only static ffmpeg builds for macOS 64-bit are available at ffmpeg.org?

I'm trying to install ffmpeg on my mac OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6 Mid 2009 so I can use it's libraries: ffmpeg.exe, ffplay.exe, ffprobe.exe and be able to import/export mp4 and gif files to ...
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Importing album art from ripped music

I have over 130+ artists with 1000s of tracks all sorted and with valid metadata externally to the Music / iTune app on my Mac (Catalina). The folder layout is Artist / Album / CD in Album (ranges 1-...
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Import mailbox from Mail (with no mail account access) to Gmail

On my iPhone on Mail, I have a mailbox from a provider that I no longer have access to (emails were downloaded via POP while I still had access). I don't want to lose those emails. Is there a way I ...
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How to skip using Photos app whem importing photos

I prefer to keep sorted/labeled folders of all of my iphone photos via finder and a NAS system. With more and more system updates and phone/iMac changes, I am finding that now when I go to import ...
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Photos app not importing all files

I have over 58,000 photos stored on a HD from the past 15 or so years. I now have a brand new Macbook pro and I have been trying to import all these photos into the Photos app. I have been importing ...
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mail.app import error fails - home folder full

I was getting an error in Mail.app that the home folder is full. Yet the volume has 256G of space. I've done this support process from Apple. Now I get a failure during import. I'm importing 250K of ...
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Photos: imported AVI file from old camera has wrong date taken (day of import), but all metadata seems to be correct

I'm trying to import all my photo library to Photos.app. I have several videos, which were taken in 2007 in AVI format on old digital camera. And that videos after imported appears in Photos.app like ...
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Unable to Import to MacOS Photos from external drive

Getting non-tech spouse setup to sort 20 years of pics using Photos. Worked well for the first four years of pics, then only part of year five was imported. Tried "repair photo library" and "...
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Import a Takeout of Photos?

I have an iCloud account for my iPhone. My computer is Linux. I have in hand a Google Takeout of about 600 photos. How can I import them into iCloud? I would like to preserve the metadata that is ...
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Unable to import notebook from my desktop "MAC"

I recently switched from a Windows PC to a MacBook Pro at my job. It's been extremely difficult to try and get my notebooks imported to onenote on my new mac. For someone reason, I don't see any ...
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Error importing videos to Photos in Catalina: Unsupported resource set: video,xmp

I have several Photos libraries; my system library that's synced with iCloud, and some additional libraries for things that I want to keep but don't need to have available all the time. Here's my ...
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importing wav music files in iTunes

I download an album in wav format. I would like to import it in iTunes and upload it to my iphone 8 plus. I am using iTunes version 12.10.2.3 on Windows 7. For some reasons I can't import the album ...
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Import into macOS 10.15 Catalina's Apple Music does not work: unknown error -54; likely root cause: file access permissions

Something is wrong with my version of Apple Music following an upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Importing songs fails with error "Copying files failed. An unknown error occured (-54)". The problem ...
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Move Secure Notes items from Keychain of one Mac to another?

I have a keychain created, to hold a bunch of Secure Notes items. These are not in the default keychain files created by Apple. In previous versions of macOS, I was able simply drag the keychain file ...
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How to import photos from new iPad 5 Mini to old 2015 MacBook Air, OSX 10.9.5

I'm trying to import photos from a new iPad that uses the newer Photos app to an old 2015 MacBook Air (OSX 10.9.5) that only has the old iPhotos app, but it's not working. I keep getting an error on ...
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Bulk Delete Nest Albums in Photos by Pattern?

I made the mistake of importing my photo archive for over 11 years which I had organized by year and then by dated events from years of manual collecting with maybe 10-20 folders of photo "albums" per ...
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Can Mail fetch email signature set using Google Mail?

My organisation's people use a mixture of Apple Mail and Gmail.com as a client for our Gmail addresses. We use a GSuite app to set peoples' Gmail signatures, which works great for those sending email ...
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How can I export only my notes from the Notes app and import to another Mac?

Rather than set up iCloud sync, I’d like to export / import notes. Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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Problem importing images into iMovie 10

I've recently encountered an issue importing images into iMovie 10 on some of our computers. The machines are running High Sierra and iMovie 10.1.6. On effected units, some imported images appear as ...
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Transfer some photos/videos from one iPhone to another

I want to add some photos and videos from someone else’s iPhone to my iPhone’s photo library. I want to keep the photo’s dates so that they appear at the right time chronologically in my library. I ...
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How to import photos to iPhone without getting unable to delete them?

I use iTunes and AnyTrans, but the photos can’t be deleted. Is there a program to import photos without getting unable to delete them?
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Can't import photos from iPhone 6 to Mac

I have taken a lot of photos on my iPhone. But when I connect it to my Mac, the photos do not show up in Preview. I can see the photos on the iPhone, but they are simply not recognised when I plug the ...
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How does one import an old Exchange email archive into Apple Mail?

I have an archive of old emails from a former project that I worked on. On that project, I was given my own Exchange email address and subsequently have a ton of emails for which I created an archive. ...
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Mac can’t read iPhoto

I tried to import my photos and videos from my iPhone to my Mac and it used to work, but this time it wouldn’t let me and would say “the following file could not be imported. the file is in an ...
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Import 720p to iMovie without clipping?

I have some videos that were recorded at 720p which I'd like to edit in iMovie. They're saved as MP4s. When I import one and view it in the media browser, it looks fine. As soon as I add one to a ...
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"Import All New Photos" in Photos.app imports duplicates

When I click "Import All New Photos" from my iPhone 7 in Photos.app, it imports all the pictures but doesn't seem to recognize it's done so. After clicking back to the iPhone tab, the photos that were ...
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Convert Apple iCloud Notes to Google Docs

Is it possible to convert some of my Apple Notes that are currently in my iCloud, over to Google Docs? I use about 7 iMacs a week for work but the network here at work has been odd with letting me ...
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Why does my Mac (Mavericks) always try to import photos on boot?

Every time I start up my iMac running Mavericks with my phone or ipad connected, I get this dialog: Photos in the Camera Roll of “iOS Device” cannot be imported because the device is locked with a ...
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Why my iPhone6 is not be able to connect with my PC?

I have an iPhone6 and I want to import photos or videos in my computer ASUS zenbook ux31ua/gl100t but I don't know why in my iPhone6 doesn't appear the permit to connect with it and consequently ...
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Accidentally made mine and my brother's data exactly the same

I plugged my phone to my brother's MacBook which has wiped my phone and store all of his data to mine. The thing is, I got it new, so I haven't back up any of it and the datas are so important. Is it ...
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Tracks are listed in the wrong order when iTunes is importing CDs

I am importing a CD to iTunes and find that when it appears the track listings are in the wrong order. The tracks themselves are labelled correctly as in track 1 and track 8 etc. but appear in the ...
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Cannot import AVCHD into final cut pro x

I have a folder called "from camera" that contains an AVCHD component. I recorded my videos using a SONY-X70. I cannot import my media into fcpx. When i use the media importer in FCPX it tells me no ...
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Cannot import .ics file events from email to iPhone calendar (iOS10.1.1)

Unable to import events (36 total) from an .ics file I emailed to myself. I used to see "Add All" as an option when viewining the .ics events. Now, all I see where "Add All" used to be is "Done". If ...
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The Mac won't let me import photos from my iphone

I am trying to import my photos from my iphone to my mac and even though i already put trust this computer, the mac insists that i haven't done it yet. i have done it many times and its still not ...
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Removing "Word" page numbers in Pages 5

I have a document that was imported from Word into Pages a while back, it auto imported page numbers that are somehow magically not selectable. They are not in the main body and not in the footer. I ...
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How to move movie files from iMovie library to Photos library

I have imported my movie files to the iMovie library (imovielibrary) but want them moved to the Photos library (photoslibrary). What is the easiest most efficient way to do this without reimporting ...
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An US iPad Air 2 warranty work in Brazil?

Im about to go to US, and I was thinking about buying an "iPad Air 2", but Im worryed if, for some reason, Its needed to use the warranty. Could I do this in Brazil or would I need to send it back to ...
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How can you import Wireless Network (WiFi) passwords / settings to Mac OSX 10.10 from a text, html or xml file?

I'm trying to transfer WiFi settings of saved networks from a Windows PC to a Macbook. I have exported the wireless settings via the freeware WirelessKeyView to a txt file (can also be created as a ...