1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 10:20 PM by Terence Devlin
babe1fabfour Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm trying 2 move my photos from the iphoto onto my external hard drive...but can't figure out how 2 do this...

MacBook Pro
  • 1. Re: i'm trying 2 figure out how 2 take my photos & move them onto a external hard drive
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)

    You want to move the photos from iPhoto? File -> Export.


    You want to move the entire Library?


    Make sure the drive is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)


    1. Quit iPhoto


    2. Copy the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the External Disk.


    3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and navigate to the new location. From that point on this will be the default location of your library.


    4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.