How do you move Photos library to new account

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vexorg, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I need to set up a new account on my mac and want to move the old Photos library over. Can I simple copy the folder form one user to another? or must I import-export them?

    Or is there some other way of doing it to preserve the additional information like location that is displayed?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    #2
    Just move the Photos Library package to the new user. To avoid permissions issues, if I'm moving a file from one user to another, I use the first user to move it to /Users/Shared/ and then collect it from there when logged in as the destination user.
     

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