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i have stored all of my pictures under the photo app on my mac. the other day i dropped my mac and might have broken the hard drive. is there anyway of transferring the photos into my new mac??

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Mar 17, 2018 9:33 PM in response to LarryHN In response to LarryHN

Thanks for your quick respond. I’m not sure I usually just do a back up on the computer when it askes me. I thought I could log into my new Mac and someone it would transfer it over like a Drop box. I will have to get a technician to look at it. Really didn’t want to lose my photos. I was just about to do a back up of my photos to another hard drive that week too :( hopefully they can fix or recover info on my Mac hard drive

Mar 17, 2018 9:33 PM

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Mar 17, 2018 11:18 PM in response to nahathai In response to nahathai

I thought I could log into my new Mac and someone it would transfer it over like a Drop box.


If you have your photos on Dropbox then you can get them from there


Likewise if you have your photos on iCloud Photo Library


There is no automatic magic that is going to happen - you have to make off site copies and/or backups if your photos are valuable to you otherwise you wil lose them when you have a problem like this


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Mar 17, 2018 11:18 PM

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Mar 18, 2018 2:05 AM in response to nahathai In response to nahathai

I’m not sure I usually just do a back up on the computer when it askes me.

Are you using Time Machine? Time Machine will start nagging, if you did not backup in a long time.

To restore from your Time Machine backups, see: https://support.apple.com/HT201250


Time Machine will usually only show backups from your current computer. To restore from a Time Machine backup from a different computer, you have to use the time machine menulette in the main menu bar. If you hold down the options key while launching Time Machine from the main menu bar, it will show an entry "Browse other backup disks", and you can browse the backups from a different Mac, if the drive is connected.

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If Time Machine does not show in the main menu bar, enable it in System Preferences > Time Machine > Show in Menu bar.

Mar 18, 2018 2:05 AM

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