Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to acviramontes)
TM does not store files in a way that can be read.. it is a backup designed for to efficienty store constantly changing files.. To open the files you need to restore the backup to another location.
But the TC is not a great file store.. and if you use it for vids and pictures that are irreplaceable one day you will be sorry.
Get a USB drive and make a copy of the files.. export pictures and videos so they are not trapped inside iphoto or imovie libraries.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
Thanks for helping me out with this! I would hate to lose all those memories!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to acviramontes)
Absolutely.. at least with film you could always make copies or prints or convert to digital.. once in digital format they are all one blink from oblivion.. be paranoid.. make copies and backups all over the place. Hard drives are cheap.. keep copies in relatives house.
I am not expert on iphoto etc.. but libraries and the backup of libraries worry me.. It is great when everything works.. but if something is corrupted.. there is serious possiblities of loss of the whole thing.
There is a bit about accessing photos inside a library.
The author also has posts about how to backup the whole library.. which is important.. but I somehow think backing up the original raw photos is also a good idea.. Remember this is stuff you will want to keep for the rest of your life and to pass to your children.. yet unlike paper or film it is a media that offers no long term storage. Open a draw of dead CD's you burnt a few years ago to check out that problem.