Safest way to move Photos Library?

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

  1. midwich macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    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!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That will work just fine and will not cause any permissions issues.
  3. midwich thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    OK, thanks very much I appreciate your advice! :)
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    If you've imported your iPhoto Library into Photos, you can delete it.
  5. midwich thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    OK, thanks for that!

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