2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2014 11:21 AM by The hatter
lexilue99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My iphoto isnt working. It says i need to do a back up idk how to do that

MacBook Pro
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,715 points)

    Most Simple Back Up:

    Drag the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to another Disk. This will make a copy on that disk.


    Slightly more complex: Use an app that will do incremental back ups. This is a very good way to work. The first time you run the back up the app will make a complete copy of the Library. Thereafter it will update the back up with the changes you have made. That makes subsequent back ups much faster. Many of these apps also have scheduling capabilities: So set it up and it will do the back up automatically.


    Example of such apps: Chronosync - but there are many others. Search on MacUpdate or the App Store


    For mnore help: Give us the exact error message you get and tell us what version of iPhoto and the OS you have.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (60,915 points)

    Try rebuilding iPhoto library.


    also has link to the forum for iphoto, and in case you were wondering, this is not the MacBook Pro forums.