Problem transferring iPhoto's library to external disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CiaranIre, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. CiaranIre macrumors newbie

    CiaranIre

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    #1
    Hi folks,
    I have just formatted an external hard drive on my MacBook Air. I have been able to transfer small folders over to the new disk, however when trying to transfer my photos library which is 29.76GB things come to a standstill. The on screen message says 'Copying "Photos Library.photoslibrary" to "Backup" (I've renamed the external disk Backup) and under that it says zero bytes of 29.76GB - estimating time remaining.....

    And nothing is happening - any ideas of where I am going wrong?
    Thanks a million.
    Ciarán
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    What format is the external disk? You want to format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) in Disk Utility.
     
  3. CiaranIre thread starter macrumors newbie

    CiaranIre

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    Thank you - that worked a treat! Much appreciated. :)
     

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