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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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iPhoto backup plan?

Hello,

If I back up iPhoto like this...

(User Name) -> Pictures -> iPhoto Library, and drag-drop to the external hard drive window

...and I take that external to another Mac, can I click on the iPhoto icon that is on the external without messing up the iPhoto library that is already on that computer?

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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In theory, yes. You would start iPhoto while holding down the Option/Alt key and then choose which Library you want it to use.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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Yeah i've done it once a couple of year ago. Back up the other computer just to be sure
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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IPhoto Library

You can also go to
File>Export>Export iPhoto Library
You can choose where to save it to and if you tick the save events in folders if you restore at a later date it will automatically recreate your events, not your Faces data though
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:05 AM   #6
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You can also go to
File>Export>Export iPhoto Library
You can choose where to save it to and if you tick the save events in folders if you restore at a later date it will automatically recreate your events, not your Faces data though
Doesn't it automatically save the events in the folders if I drag it the way I did? If not ill have to go back and do it again.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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IPhoto Back Up

I don't think it does as I've tried this in the past best to do both I think. I know that what I said works & it's actually really easy to do
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:02 PM   #8
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I don't think it does as I've tried this in the past best to do both I think. I know that what I said works & it's actually really easy to do
Ok. I'll give it a shot in a day or so.
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