1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 1:45 PM by Old Toad
James Fernald Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

What is the best way to move my iphoto library from this computer to an external HD? And then what is the best way to remove it from this computer?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,490 points)

    Make sure the EHD is formatted OS X Extended (journaled) with ownership set to be ignored.  Drag the iPhoto library from your Pictures folder to the EHD,


    When the copying is completed launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and open the library on the EHD. 


    Once you've confirmed that the move was successful and the EHD library is working OK you can drag the library in your Pictures folder to the Trash bin in the Dock and empty it.