How do I backed up iPhoto library?

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  1. MrRoyksopp, Jun 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012

    MrRoyksopp macrumors regular

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    Hello guys.

    Recently I did perform a clean install of Mac Os X Lion on my MBP.
    Before I did it, I backed up all my stuff on an external hard drive.

    I installed iPhoto back on my computer with the applications disc that came with my mac when I bought it.
    But I really would like to get my old iPhoto library back. I got it on an external hard drive, so what do I do?

    Thanks
    MrRoyksopp

    (Sorry for the headline, it went to fast.. "How do I get my backed up iPhoto library?"
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    You should be able to move the library file to your photos directory - everything is contained in that one file. The default name is, I believe, iPhone Library
     
  3. MrRoyksopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn't work... It says that I can't use that library as the standard library because it's from a time machine backup.
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    So wait a second... Did you back up using time machine?
     
  5. MrRoyksopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    It works now! I don't no what I did wrong before, but it suddenly works!
    Thanks for the help. :)
     

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