Re: Took me hours to copy photos off my phone on a Mac
To be honest, I am prepared to assume that things would have worked better had I had iPhoto on my Mac. Without it it was a mess.
>Just mount it as generic storage.
I know, that's what the thread was stating as well. Trouble is, Finder would not let me open the drive for some reason. With or without mass/usb storage. Although I could cd to it in bash. Why? No idea. Finder kept the volume in "connecting..." status. Mac problem? Probably.
Then there was the part where the pictures were on the device, and not on the SD. That's what the other user in the thread had problems with. I eventually figured it out:
- unmount USB/generic storage
- fire up File Manager on the Z10.
- move files from device to SD, via File Manager. if you don't unmount first, no SD visibility.
- remount as USB
- bash to USB drive, again.
Hey, what I am saying is when you google "bb10 copy photos mac" you tend to end up with very old threads, like:
Now, I like my Z10 and I like BB10. I am just saying that the forums are not very lively on what seems to be fairly basic troubleshooting questions. That has been much more of a problem for me than the lack of apps because I avoid installing too many, regardless of the phone OS. Your mileage may vary but someone considering a BB10 phone as a newbie needs to be aware that answers are harder to come by than googling the 500th time an iPhone/Android user has asked how to do something.
Of course, if you are a frequent forum contributor yourself, then the forums you are posting in or reading are alive. But try coming in from the other end, being a script kiddy and googling for answers, perhaps to obscure questions. Well, there is a distinct lack of up to date answers. At least compared to iOS/Android.