how do i move iPhoto library to external hd?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jch30, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need more space on my hd. A lot of space is being taken up by family photos in iPhoto. How do I move those photos to an external hd to free up space on the the Macbook?
     
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    AndyK

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    Are you having issues with how to get an external drive to actually interface with your mac or what to do with it once it is? Or perhaps both?
     
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    UltraNEO*

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    Simplest way...

    You can just drag the iPhoto Library to another drive, create a short-cut or alias (as Apple calls it) where it was... Just make sure the external storage device is on and active when you come to use iPhoto.
     
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    pacmania1982

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    Alternatively - do the first bit, move the library to your external drive, then open iPhoto and it'll ask you to create a new library or choose an existing one

    pac
     
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