1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 11:08 PM by Terence Devlin
jh500 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I move photo sets in iPhoto Events to an external hard drive to free up memory space? We are running the latest version of iPhotos (I think). It was quite easy with my old PC.

  • 1. Re: How do I move photos sets in iPhoto events to an external hard drive, to free up memory space?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Two possibilities:


    1. Just the Photos? File -> Export


    2. 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.