861 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2009 1:57 PM by LarryHN
Are you running a Managed or a Referenced Library?
If you're running a Managed library, then it's the default setting, and iPhoto copies files into the iPhoto Library when Importing
If you're running a Referenced Library, then you made a change at iPhoto -> Preferences -> Advanced and iPhoto is NOT copying the files into the iPhoto Library when importing.
If you're running a Managed Library: simply Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and point it at the new location.
If you're running a Referenced Library then, the bad news is that you'll need to re-connect each photo individually with the Library.
Is there any option to relocate my "Managed Library" in iPhoto 09?
What I'm trying to do is move my entire iPhoto library from my HD (OS drive) to my RAID drive. The reason I'm doing this is because I've recently discovered that my Mac runs a lot faster with fewer files on the OS drive (seems to file count not space used). Since I have thousands and thousands of files/pics under iPhoto managed library, I figured this is another good candidate.
As long as the RAID drive is a Mac OS extended (journaled) drive you simply quit iPhoto and drag the Managed iPhoto library to the RAID drive intact as a single entity and launch iPhoto while depressing the option (alt) key and point to the new location -- once it is fully tested you can delete the iPhoto library on your internal drive