Reinstalling Lion, How to back up iPhoto library?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dacoolest, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    Hi, I want to reinstall OS X Lion for some reason and I have about 2GB of photos in my iPhoto. How do I back up them ? I want them to appear the same way when I put them back after reinstalling. Any idea?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you allowing iPhoto to manage the files?

    If so, copy the iPhoto Library file over to an external drive.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Copy the iPhoto Library file you use located at Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Pictures / to an external storage device and after reinstalling Mac OS X 10.7 Lion copy it back to that folder.
    Don't you use some kind of backup mechanism?

     
  4. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, that is enabled. Thanks for the reply.

    Thanks for the reply. No I do not have any kind of backup mechanism, my macbook pro recently stopped recognizing the external HDD which has been used as a backup drive.

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    One more question, would this mess up my bootcamp partition or the windows 7 installation?
     

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