I-Photo backup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dale124, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Dale124 macrumors member

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    Hi, fellow mac people. I am trying to backup my Iphoto library before I install
    Snow Leopard (just in case). I do have time machine backing up my stuff also, but, I'd feel more comfortable if I could burn a DVD with my backup of Iphoto.
    Anyway, when I go to the "pictures" folder of finder, and select the I photo library, I then click on "copy Iphoto library", but nothing seems to happen. I was expecting some new window to open to ask me where I'd like to copy it to, but got nothing. So, I then thought that I'd first insert a blank DVD and then select " copy library", but still nothing.
    Am I doing something wrong?
    Also, does anyone know the difference between "copy" and "duplicate", because they are both options in this area.
    Thanks in advance.
    Dale.
     
  2. uberboe macrumors newbie

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    After you click copy you must then open up the DVD folder and right click then paste.
     
  3. Dale124 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Dale124 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, people, but I need to ask another question. I've copied the "I-photo library" in my "pictures" folder, then paste it into the dvd icon on my desktop, but it only seems to copy the shortcut to the pictures. When I click on the dvd icon, it comes up with the "I photo" folder, but nothing is inside. Do I need to highlight all my pictures and copy them to the dvd, or is there a simpler way to do this?
     
  5. Dale124 thread starter macrumors member

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    Please, help a poor, unfortunate lad.:(
     

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