Photos App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Khalanad75, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2015
    land of confusion
    Is there any way to mass export all photos from the photos app to back them up on a hard drive?

    A friend has around 40000 photos in the program and wants to back them up in case her hard drive was to fail. Is there an easy way to do that? A folder some where in Finder to locate them all?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can export them from the Photos app and save them that way if you like. Just select all the photos then use the export menu item.

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    Or, what is even easier is just go tot the users Pictures folder an copy the entire Photos.library file to the external drive.
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Just tell her to make frequent backups of the entire hard drive which would include her 40k photos in addition to other data. Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper, or any other backup program can be used.
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    If she's that worried about her hard drive failing, then she needs to do as chscag suggests.

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