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I'm getting the below error on my OS X 10.8.5 iMac when dragging the iPhoto library to the networked file server (NTFS).

I'm guessing the problem is some of the iPhoto files are locked and so can't be accessed and copied but how can I debug this?  I want to get the pictures moved over because the file server is faster and larger than the hard drive on the iMac.
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Have you tried Zipping the iPhoto library file and copying that to the windows server as a single file and then decompress in the destination folder?

Otherwise you will have to run a terminal command to set universal read/write permissions on the library sub folders and files.

Type the following command but don't press Return
chmod -R 777 

Open in new window

Then drag and drop the iPhoto library onto the terminal window and it will insert the full file path.
Now press return and it will apply permissions to the entire library

You should be able to copy all files and folders now.
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Didn't try this but it feels right.
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