iPhoto library is merely an image???

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

  1. sportsfanMAW macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2006
    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


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    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

    Aug 18, 2005
    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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