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my iphoto library will not drag to new location

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HI I have 130 gb in iphoto library and I need to move it out to external harddrive.  The data will not move.  Can someone help me. 

iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), trying to move iphoto to drive
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,540 points)

    If you can't move any files to the device, it's probably formatted for Windows, as NTFS. The format is readable, but not natively writable on a Mac. To write to the device, you must either reformat it (erasing all the contents) or install third-party software to enable write access to NTFS.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)

    The disk must be formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)


    iPhoto needs to have the Library sitting on disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Users with the Library sitting on disks otherwise formatted regularly report issues including, but not limited to, importing, exporting, saving edits and sharing the photos.


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