Many thanks John. I have looked at the properties, but cannot find any
pattern there. Since posting my original message, Dell support phoned me
back and spent quite a time looking at what was happening on my machine.
After going away to think about it, their final conclusion was that this is a
glitch in Vista, which they will be raising with Microsoft. In the meantime,
I guess I'll have to work around it.
"John Inzer" wrote:
> pete_s_b wrote:
> > I have just got a Dell Inspiron running Vista Home Premium. Most
> > things work fine, but I have come across an irritation when trying to
> > use removable media - usb keys, CF cards, etc. Most files copy
> > across as they should, but image files give rise to a warning message
> > box entitled Property Loss, which then asks me "Are you sure you want
> > to copy this file without its properties? If I click yes, it copies
> > OK as far as I can see, but I have to do this for each image. Since
> > these are mostly jpegs (some bmps) that I have moved about on usb
> > keys regularly on XP computers, I find this baffling and I haven't
> > been able find any information about it.
> > Help - does anyone know what this is about please? What properties
> > are missing and what can I do about it?
> Maybe it's referring to metadata like...
> the date taken, camera info...etc.
> Right click one of the .jpg files and go to...
> Properties / Summary tab / Advanced button...
> to see the info.
> The following articles discuss metadata.
> John Inzer
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