Hey everyone I need some advice. My niece uses a lot of photo editing/graphic arts programs. She was having trouble with her 17" MacBook Pro since upgrading to Yosemite. I know she has some unneeded programs running. The college IT guys tried to help but I think they are clueless when it comes to Macs. For instance they installed McAfee. She was having trouble with her Time Capsule Time Machine backups before all this. The guys created a back up but her computer was already on Yosemite. Last back up on Mavericks was completed months before the upgrade. The lucky girl just got a brand-new MacBook Pro retina and just in case she has some compatibility issues between the programs she needs for school and Yosemite, I am going to wipe the "old" Mac, install Mavericks and start fresh. I know how to do everything here. What I need help with is exporting her photos and possibly her projects so that I can import them into Mavericks. I'm assuming I need to find the raw/master files. While I'm familiar with iPhoto/Aperture (a least a little) I'm definitely not with any of the Adobe products. I believe she has a few iMovies too. Can anyone provide me with the best steps possible? Using Finder to the copy a file/folder, exporting from the application etc. I intend to make sure this never happens again. I will have her back ups working once everything is done. I appreciate any help you can give! This is how I intend to spend my Thanksgiving.