Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 9:18 AM (in response to TWH3)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 9:53 AM (in response to Eric Root)
I have never had any problems using the drag and drop method.
In the past iTunes appeared to be OK (although I don't recall if metadata like play count etc carried over), but as you can see from this post I ran into issues with iPhoto when dragging and dropping.
If I do try and drag and drop from Mac Finder to Mac Finder, what's the root folder of iTunes/iPhoto that I need to pull across - is it just the 'Music' folder? Same for iPhoto - is it just the contents of the 'Photo' Folder?
Sorry, I know this is so basic, but I'm incredibly conscious of the 'hidden' things - like databases and 'library' files - that iLife includes in the overall package (appreciate package may not be the correct term)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 7:00 AM (in response to TWH3)
It should be Music and Pictures if you want to drag the entire folder. I've moved my iTunes from my computer to a network attached storage drive, then back to my computer, and then to another location on my computer without any problems. I understand your concern.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 12:39 PM (in response to Eric Root)
As I type iTunes seems to be going OK, but iPhoto has been doing something a tad worrying.
I tried dragging from one Finder window to another (across a Mac to Mac Ethernet connection) and got a message saying that not all items could be copied as I don't have permission (might have been authority or such like) to copy them!
I then noticed that the iPhoto library icon is different on my older Mac than my new MBPr. A-ha... now I remember my old iMac can't upgrade to the newest version of iPhoto without a costly upgrade. My iMac is running iPhoto 09 v 8.1.2 (424) and the library iconis a picture of a photo frame, whereas on my brand spanking new MBPr the iPhoto Library is a normal looking Folder.
Could this be the reason for the quirky warning message? If so is there a workaround that doesn't involve me paying over £20 to upgrade iPhoto that I'm not going to use once I have switched over to my new Mac?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 1:12 PM (in response to TWH3)
Hmm, repaired permissions.
It wasn't that.
Am a bit flumoxed
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2014 2:16 PM (in response to TWH3)
Only replying to myself incase sombodey has the same issues.
I copied the older iPhoto library to an external drive which I was allowed to do.
I then copied the Library from the external drive to the Photos folder on the new Mac. It got called 'iPhoto Library 2' and had an old skool photo icon.
I moved the original iPhoto folder to my desktop and removed the '2' from the name of the copied (older) iPhoto library and launched iPhoto. I'm no updating my iPhoto database on my MBPr and all seems OK so far.
If it corrupts - I know there have been some issues - then I've still got copies on my Mac and the external drive.