MAC to PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lizrunfast, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. lizrunfast macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    Have had 2 macs: i-book G4 and 2nd hand MacBook Pro.
    Have spend thousands of hours doing personal stuff - not business
    eg: Attempting to accurately date photos to be a historical record in I-phot and using I-cal as a historical 'diary' - only 1 or 2 words, e.g. MM's wedding etc, not as long sentences.
    My question is: how do i transfer this data to PC.
    Please no sarky/clever comments, I seriously need a new laptop this one is dying right now (battery exploded) - old model will confirm tomorrow if replacement is possible/viable.
    I have time machine backups on EHDD but I heard that i-photo database not transferrable to windows??
    Thanks for any useful input, regards
     
  2. Sital macrumors 68000

    Sital

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    Depending on what version of iPhoto you have, this may help.

    You can always just export your photos to a folder and then transfer that over to your PC, but if you have things organized/recorded a certain way this may not preserve that info.
     
  3. lizrunfast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANKS so much Sital! http://cdn.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
    I still have i-photo 09 - 8.1.2, so will def check this out further :)
    After spending the whole day on computer, I found the export option but the only option would be for me to use the 'sequential' and have to type the filename as the date of the photo and do a few at a time. I could also drag to desktop but 99% of photos would have to be renamed.
    Even if i have already 'renamed' the title of the photo in i-photo, it exports as the 'background' or original file name i.e. img_3188 not 2013 12 25 Xmas Day etc.
    Every option means many more hundreds of hours fiddling. Not Happy Jan!
     

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