iPhoto backup plan?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cfs, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    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?

    Thanks,

    Cfs
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  3. vmachiel macrumors 65816

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    Yeah i've done it once a couple of year ago. Back up the other computer just to be sure
     
  4. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. brightjc@me.com macrumors member

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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
     
  6. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  7. brightjc@me.com macrumors member

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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
     
  8. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. I'll give it a shot in a day or so.
     

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