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copy iPhoto library for another user but pictures resides on another disk

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I have my iPhoto library on my PowerBook, the pictures are not copied into that library while I imported the pictures but resides on a firewire harddisk.
This works great.

I copied my library on a (second) external harddisk and also copied my pictures (from the firewire harddisk) to that same (second) external harddisk.

If I now open (on another Mac) that copied library on the second harddisk, it's showing the thumbnails but when I open a picture for editing I get the message:
The volume for "picture00001.jpg" cannot be found. Insert the disk or connect to the server volume and wait for it to appear on the desktop, then try again.

I suspect that the copied library has direct links to the pictures on my firewire disk.

Can I change the links to the pictures on the second harddisk ?
Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
    EdwinK

    I have my iPhoto library on my PowerBook, the pictures are not copied into that library while I imported the pictures but resides on a firewire harddisk.
    This works great.


    Yes it does.

    I copied my library on a (second) external harddisk and also copied my pictures (from the firewire harddisk) to that same (second) external harddisk.

    The problem is that you have moved your pics but not told the library where. This is one of the difficulties with not allowing iPhoto to manage the files.

    The best I can suggest is that you try going to the iPhoto Library Folder and in the Originals folder you will find Roll folders with aliases to the original pics. Click on an alias, and it should tell you that it cannot find the Original. Then use the dialogue box to locate the new location for the Original.

    I'm not sure but you may have to do this for each pic.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.16gig / iMac 20" 2.16 C2D, Mac OS X (10.4), 2 gig RAM/ 2 gig RAM
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,640 points)
    EdwinK

    I'm sorry I know of no such tool. Perhaps an applescript could do it? But I'm no expert on AS, so perhaps if you posted on the AS forum

    http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=724

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.16gig / iMac 20" 2.16 C2D, Mac OS X (10.4), 2 gig RAM/ 2 gig RAM

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