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Can't find my Iphoto library (ilife08) ?

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  • jeremymaxwell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 7, 2008 10:04 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
    AHA! Great Thanks T.
    That's a good move to go with UNIX style as it was too tempting to move the folders around.
    So after I've decided to with Program to use as my back up program I can clear out the old Iphoto (iphoto '06) for the External HD to clear up space, no?

    Oh, and one last thing. As I said I am waiting for my Leopard Disk to arrive, and plan to use Timeline to handle the backing up for the future. Do I need to use Deja Vu in Addition, or is DejaVu simply added security specifically for iPhoto (and itunes or any other files I wish to backup).
    Thanks again for your time and help.

    Terence Devlin wrote:
    jeremymaxwell

    So - to be sure that I understand - you have an iPhoto Library in the Pictures Folder on your internal hard disk and on the external you have an iPhoto Library Folder that's not been updated since 2007.

    The Library on your internal has

    (no folders visible, except when I right click to "Show Package Contents", then I see my originals folders with all photos, including 2008)


    and the one on your External has

    the only visible folders


    and this back up was made

    at the New Year.


    And, I'm going to guess, was made before you upgraded to iPhoto 08.

    You don't actually have an issue. The Library on your internal is an iPhoto 08 one, the Library on your external is an iPhoto 6 one.

    With iPhoto 7 (iLife 08) the old iPhoto Library Folder is now a Unix Style Package File. The change was made to the format of the iPhoto library because many users were inadvertently corrupting their library by browsing through it with other software or making changes in it themselves.

    You can back up the iPhoto Library on your internal using any back up utility. DejaVu or Chronosync are two such. Or you can simply drag the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the external.

    Regards

    TD
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 80 GB Hard Drive, 2 GB RAM
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Aug 7, 2008 11:31 AM (in response to jeremymaxwell)
    So after I've decided to with Program to use as my back up program I can clear out the old Iphoto (iphoto '06) for the External HD to clear up space, no?


    Yes.

    Do I need to use Deja Vu in Addition,


    No.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.16 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 2 gig RAM
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