iPhoto library is merely an image???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sportsfanMAW, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. sportsfanMAW macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    So i just got a new 15in MBP and I'm transferring all my photo's and music and such over from my old macbook. However my iPhoto library is merely a picture and not a folder that i can transfer over. Does anyone know why this happened or how to fix it? Thanks!
     
  2. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Lexington, MA, USA
    #2
    So you are saying if you right click on the icon and select "Show Package Contents" you don't see a directory structure? You can drag the entire thing over to your new Mac if you want to use the same iPhoto database.
     
  3. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    Aug 18, 2005
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    Yup, since iPhoto 7 ('08), they changed it so the library APPEARS as a single package, I'm guessing to discourage people messing about inside the file structure, as a lot of issues were caused with people doing stuff to the iphoto library outside of iPhoto.

    It's still a folder. Right click and show package contents, as stated above.
     

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