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"Property Loss" Message copying images

  1. #1


    pete_s_b Guest

    "Property Loss" Message copying images

    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?

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  2. #2


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: "Property Loss" Message copying images

    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.

    EXIF
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif

    IPTC
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...ations_Council

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

    Digital Image
    Highlights and FAQs
    http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  3. #3


    John Inzer Guest

    Re:*More* "Property Loss" Message copying images

    Here's another article on metadata:

    Metadata and the Windows
    Vista Photo Gallery
    http://tinyurl.com/3994ha

    --

    John Inzer
    MS Picture It! -
    Digital Image MVP

    Digital Image
    Highlights and FAQs
    http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
    =============================

    > 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.
    >
    > EXIF
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif
    >
    > IPTC
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...ations_Council


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    pete_s_b Guest

    Re: "Property Loss" Message copying images

    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.

    Thanks again.

    "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.
    >
    > EXIF
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif
    >
    > IPTC
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...ations_Council
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    > MS Picture It! -
    > Digital Image MVP
    >
    > Digital Image
    > Highlights and FAQs
    > http://tinyurl.com/aczzp
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    pete_s_b Guest

    Re:*More* "Property Loss" Message copying images

    That was an interesting article - I now know much more about metadata. I'm
    obviously missing something, but I thought that USB keys and CF cards acted
    like any other memory, so that whatever was in a file would be reproduced
    exactly when it was copied.

    Many thanks again John

    "John Inzer" wrote:

    > Here's another article on metadata:
    >
    > Metadata and the Windows
    > Vista Photo Gallery
    > http://tinyurl.com/3994ha
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    > MS Picture It! -
    > Digital Image MVP
    >
    > Digital Image
    > Highlights and FAQs
    > http://tinyurl.com/aczzp
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    > =============================
    >

    > > 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.
    > >
    > > EXIF
    > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif
    > >
    > > IPTC
    > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...ations_Council
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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