Moving iPhoto to External HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by scottish, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently moving an iPhoto library from my parents Mac to an external hard drive using the cp command in terminal.

    The library is 105GB on the mac, but I have just come back to it to discover the version on the hard drive is 146GB and growing. Why?!?! And when will it stop :(
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have discovered the problem after checking the folders in the library.

    It appears that 'Originals' is a folder instead of being an alias to 'Masters'. Has this happened because I used a terminal command rather than drag and drop from the finder? The reason I did that was because drag and drop was going extremely slow.

    Also can I simply delete and link the Originals folder to Masters or is it more complicated than that?

    Thank you.
     

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