Transfering photos from Mac

I'm switching from Mac and when I transfer photos from the Mac to Flash Dive (formatted exFat) and then to Zorin, instead of the pictures being named as they were,eg.Fred in New Orleans etc, they all come with a long number only. Any way to preserve what the pictures were named in the Mac?

This may be a file system issue. Mac might use APFS, Zorin uses ext4.
The flash drive is exFAT. You might consider the flash drive as the source of the trouble and format it as ext4 for the purpose of the transfer. You could try FAT32, but that will have a size limitation.

Zorin didn't install this by default but, did have to install exfat-fuse to use exFAT stuff. If not already installed, that might also help :+1:

Zorin OS has exfat capability built-in:

cat /proc/filesystems | grep fat

If it's not enabled on your system:

sudo modprobe exfat

I believe you mount the drive as exfat like this:

sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdd1 /mnt/storage

So, that's mounting drive sdd, partition #1 as exfat, giving it the path of "/storage".

I haven't tried that command, I don't use exfat, but it should work. In fact, once you've formatted the drive as exfat, it should auto-mount.

You can mount the Flash drive as APFS (read-only):

Also for HFS Plus (superceded by APFS):

sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdd1 /mnt/storage

Yeah, to manage my exFAT stuff, I had to install exfat-fuse for both Z16.3 and Z17 :person_shrugging:

Also 'xfsprogs' to manage my Linux partitions, non-ext4's. But yeah, as far as both filesystem types - I had to install some extras on my end..

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Thanks Aravision. I wouldn't have guessed that was the problem. I was afraid I would have to rename everything. Thanks again!

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