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How to move photos to external hard drive?

42990 Views 34 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2013 10:40 PM by JRdance RSS
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to mrmellow77)

    No - you simply have to be sure that the volume that the iPhoto library is on is being backedupi by Time Machine



    Hence my comment


    if you are using Time Machine you need to check and be sure that TM is backing up your external drive


  • emilyfromlurgan Calculating status...
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    Apr 29, 2013 1:50 AM (in response to LarryHN)

    I don't understand this time machine thing. My is full and says is is dropping off files so does that mean I have lost them

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to ilikestuff)

    I use Time Machine to backup the drive where my libraries are held and it works fine.  Just be sure to occasionally restore a copy (keep both) and open it to verify that it works as expected.  You can then delete the restored version and continue with the working library.  I'd do that no matter what you use to backup your library.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to GOTR)

    Are you running a "managed' or "referenced" iPhoto Library?



    If it's a "managed" then all you need to do is follow Terence's direction in copying the library to the EHD and opening it to verify it works as expected and has all of your photos before deleting the librrary from your Pictures folder on your boot drive.

  • JRdance Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2013 10:40 PM (in response to freyjens)

    Absolutely brilliant!! Thank you so much!! This has helped me immensly and I have now got some memory back on my internal hard drive!!  Your step - by - step intructions made this very easy to complete.  Terence you are legend!! Thank you again!!

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