Restored Macbook from Lion To Snow Leop. How to Get iPhoto/iTunes Back

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  1. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    Good afternoon everybody.

    I just reformatted my Macbook back to Snow Leopard and it wiped everything clean so it's running nice and fast. However, I made a Time Machine backup AND I had both my iPhoto and iTunes working through my external hard drive before the restore. Now that I have restored how do I point iTunes and iPhoto to my information on my external hard drive so I don't lose anything and have to waste precious hard drive space on my Macbook. I just want to be able to sync my iPhone as well without it wiping all my saved game data and stuff like that. Can anyone please help because I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. Maverick1337 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    Has anyone ever switched computers before? How do you get iTunes and iPhoto information back?
     
  3. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    If you hold down option while launching iTunes or iPhoto it should allow you to choose which Library you want to use.
     
  4. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    In iTunes go to Preferences -> Advanced and change your iTunes media folder location to your external drive.
     
  5. Maverick1337 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    Thank you so much. That worked flawlessly.
     

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