mac mini overload

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jimbo110, May 22, 2008.

  1. jimbo110 macrumors member

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    My girlfriend is using my old mac mini G5 - 80GB. The problem she has at least 3000+ pictures and are getting more. The iPhoto often crash. Do you think it would help if she moved all pictures to another external harddrive or would it be possible to install iPhoto on external drive? Any suggestions would be very appreciated
     
  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    u can run the pictures on iphoto when there on the ehd if that helps i do it with music and itunes
     
  3. jimbo110 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. stukdog macrumors 6502

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  5. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i was going to say yess aswell but im not interly sure so that guy told u
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    my dad has at least 5000 photos on his G4 ibook (1.25ghz) and it has no problems at all running iphoto.

    could i suggest increasing RAM, or making extra space on the HD (possibly by buying an external HD).?
     
  7. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i belive he did
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh, ok then sweet
     
  9. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    yea he just wants to know how to run iphoto off it
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh is that all???

    1. copy iphoto (from applications) onto EHD.
    2. copy iphoto library (from user/photos) onto EHD.
    3. open iphoto from EHD.
    4. hold "option" key.
    5. choose location of library from EHD.

    your done
     
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