Saving iPhoto on EHD-Is this right?

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  1. san001 macrumors member

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    Hi
    I want to save my photos on EHD, however all I can see to select in Applications is iPhoto, yet when I read posts I should be looking for iPhoto library.

    I have shown the screen shot in attached file, is the correct file to copy so that all my photos are then on an EHD in case anything happens to my MAC

    Any advice appreciated
     

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  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    You need to backup the "iPhoto Library" in the Pictures folder. iPhoto in the the Applications folder is the application and you do not need that to save your photos.
     
  3. san001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I cannot find the pictures folder and then iPhoto library when going through Carbon copy , also when I look in finder I cannot see a pictures folder , only Applications, Desktop, Documents, Downloads

    Your help is appreciated
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I thought this was going to be simple, but maybe not. I will need more information.
    What OS are you using? What version of CCC?
    Have you tried searching (from the Finder use keys command+f) for "iPhoto Library" (without quotes)?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Go back to the top of the CCC selection window there and navigate back to Macintosh HD. Then scroll down to Users and from there drill down to your personal user name then from there down to the Pictures folder. Inside that folder you should see the iPhoto library file you want.

    Or to get there in Finder just triple click the line below to select it then right click and in the Services menu select Reveal in Finder.

    Code:
    ~/Pictures
     
  6. san001 thread starter macrumors member

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    Brilliant, I found it!

    Thank you so much
     
  7. san001 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I thought I had cracked it!!

    I can see all users apart from my own, any reason why this could be?
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    While logged in to your account try the triple click method I described in my post above and see if the folder/files are shown there in Finder?
     
  9. san001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am unsure what you mean by triple click below finder, can you clarify, am I doing this in CCC?

    Sorry I don't understand
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No... you are doing this in Finder.

    If you triple click the line of text I put below in the code box it will select that text. Then right click and in the Services menu select Reveal in Finder. That will open a Finder window with the proper Pictures folder already selected.

    Code:
    ~/Pictures
    You can see what I mean in this screen shot.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 11.22.11 AM.png
     
  11. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Deleted. A repeat of some of Weaselboy's post above.
     
  12. san001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am afraid you have lost me, I tried triple clicking on the text but nothing happens!
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you triple click right now on the line below in this forum post it will select the entire line in grey like in my screenshot. Then follow the rest of the instructions.

    Code:
    ~/Pictures
    If you are still lost... try this. Click your Desktop then hit shift-command-g (all three keys at once). You all get a popup where you can type in the same ~/Pictures path and hit the return key. That will take you to the correct folder in Finder.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 1.29.59 PM.png
     
  14. san001 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have found it, thank you for being patient with me. For some reason my account is shown as Home rather than my name.

    So by saving the iPhoto library to EHD, could I potentially get rid of it on my MAC to free up space (I am saving onto 3 EHD's to be safe)

    Thanks again for all your advice
     
  15. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You are quite welcome. This is all very confusing sometimes.

    Yep... if you move the library to an external you can delete it from the internal drive to free up some space. Just make sure you have it on multiple external drives like you mentioned in case one of the drives dies.
     

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