Photos Library Transfer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brn2ski00, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    Replaced my iMac with a MBA and kept the entire disk on an external HDD so I have all of my files.

    Right now, I have my Photos app pointed to the photos library on the external HDD. I have also selected the option to "Use as System Photo Library" inside of Photos app.

    My question - how do I copy over the external library so that it is local and on the MBA HDD?

    Thank you!
     
  2. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

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    Copy and paste Photos library to your HD, hold option key and open Photos, select library on HD, go to preferences and tell Photos to use as system library.
     
  3. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    ok - that worked perfectly. not sure what changed, but i was getting an error message prior to that. something about a duplicate library.....

    thanks simon.
     
  4. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

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    No prob. Glad I could help
     

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