iPhoto launches when thumb drive is inserted

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  1. iCheese macrumors regular

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    Is there any way to disable iPhoto from launching when I insert my thumb drive into my macbook?

    Thanks
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i think it happens cause its reads .jpeg or whatever..delete the photos from your thumb drive, i had this issue and i deleted my pictures
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Try Image Capture preferences>General. You can tell it what to do when a camera is connected. Depending on content, it will ID flash memory as an input device.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I was thinking as well, but I just set up an account for one of my family members to use on the imac, and iPhoto didn't launch when I inserted my thumb drive. It launches iPhoto for both my account on the macbook and the imac however; it's pretty annoying. Any other thoughts?
     
  5. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    In the CD & DVDs system preference pane, change the drop down menu that says "When you insert a picture CD", to something besides iPhoto.

    This is just a guess.

    I think gr8tfly suggestion is probable right.
     
  6. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    This works! Apple needs to put this choice under iPhoto Preferences or System Preferences. :) :) :)

    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    which suggestion? (CD/DVD or Image Capture)

    I've always taken "photo CD" literally (if it's CD/DVD). At least, it's easier to find than Image Capture.

    Glad one of them worked, though.
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing that your flash drive may have folders on it that look like a DCF arrangement. Do you have a folder named DCIM on there?
     
  10. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Image Capture suggestion is the one that solved my problem. I actually have it set to Ignore photo CDs under System Preferences
     
  11. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup I sure do :eek: :D
     
  12. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Thanks. Glad it worked. I'd also guess the system is seeing the DCIM folder.
     

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