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How do I put my photos from a hard drive to my mac using different versions of Iphoto?  It is saying I can't because of the updated version.

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I am trying to move photos from my hard drive to my mac.   Mac is using an updated version of Iphoto and is denying the transfer.



How do I get around this?  Do I download the order version?  or can I not get my photos?  If anyone can help please do.


You have made changes to your photo library using a newer version of iPhoto. Please quit and use the latest version of iPhoto.


Thanks Carol

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,080 points)

    Please provide details - I guess you have two computers


    What version of iPhoto and of the OS is on each? Exactly How are you attempting to "move" your photos


    No you can not download an older version - but yuo do not need to do that - newer version can convert libraries from older versions but tehn older versions can not longer use tha tlibrary


    To help we need to knwo exactly wha tyou have, what you have done and what is happening



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,080 points)

    I copied my photos onto my hard drive from my mac about 3 months ago.  I just plugged my hard drive in to put my pictures back onto my mac but it is giving me a message when trying to open up the photos from the hard drive that states

    Like I said we need to know exactly what you did


    THere are lots of totally different ways to "copy your photos" onto a hard drive


    Exactly how did you do that? The correct way to move an iPhoot library is to verify that the hard drive is formattted Mac OS extended (journaled) and then to drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity to it - reverse to bring it back - just drag it from the EHD to the pictures folder (default location) on your computer


    Why are you doing this?


    you can try Back up your iPhoto library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your iPhoto library database - depending on what has been going on this might resolve things




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