1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 16, 2014 3:48 PM by LarryHN
Rich Rydalch Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

I'm trying to move a referenced iPhoto Library to an external drive.

Has anyone tried restoring a referenced iPhoto Library form a Time Machine backup?

Will it keep the references and description info?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (64,360 points)
    I'm trying to move a referenced iPhoto Library to an external drive.

     

    You can't unless you can Hack SQLite or upgrade to the latest version of the OS and iPhoto and purchase Aperture - one (of the many) reasons that a referenced library is strongly not recommended is that there is no suppoted way to change the path to the referenced library

     

    Has anyone tried restoring a referenced iPhoto Library form a Time Machine backup?

    Will it keep the references and description info?

    That is not a problem as long as the path to the referenced photos has not changed - it it has then you can not - see above

     

    For more information on the many reasons NOT to have a referenced library see the User tip on iPhoto and file management

     

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