Photos library in an external HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AFIS, May 25, 2015.

  1. AFIS macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    My Macbook Air is almost full, even though I have optimized storage switched on. The problem is that while optimized storage is fine on my iPhone and iPad, I want all my photos in high resolution on my mac.

    So I'm wondering, is it possible to move my photo library to either an external HDD or an SD like Jetdrive, and still have the iCloud features?
  2. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    To move your Photos Library, please drag it to its new location, double-click it, and the Photos app will now point to it.

    Before you move your Photos library, it’s a good idea to back it up to an external hard disk.
  3. Lambo The Jambo macrumors member

    Lambo The Jambo

    Jun 13, 2012
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    As above and the iCloud features should still be enabled, assuming your HDD is connected (obviously).
  4. AFIS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Is it possible to use WD My Cloud, and access the library from there? Will it work online? Let's say I'm at work, can I access the library even though it's at home? How about the iCloud features, will it work on a NAS?
  5. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Yes, that is what Cloud service is for. :apple:

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