Safest way to move Photos Library?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by midwich, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. midwich macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I've been having major issues with freezing/crashing since updating to Sierra, each time needing to restore the OS. I *think* the problem lies with preference conflicts in my personal area, so I've created a fresh User area following a fresh OS install and at present, running nothing but Safari, all is well.

    Assuming all stays well, I will need to shift over various files, including my Photos library. Also, I notice there's still a separate iPhotos library there too, so I'll want to bring both over to the new User area. The most intuitive thing to do might be to drag both libraries to a Shared folder, and then into my new area. Would this work though? I'm thinking about permissions issues etc. Is there a better way to safely move these libraries between areas?
    Thanks for your help!
    midwich
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #2
    That will work just fine and will not cause any permissions issues.
     
  3. midwich thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, thanks very much I appreciate your advice! :)
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    #4
    If you've imported your iPhoto Library into Photos, you can delete it.
     
  5. midwich thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, thanks for that!
     

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