Saving to External HD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BlackJack325, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. BlackJack325 macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Wanted to know if it was possible to save pictures in iPhoto to an external HD.

    Same question when using GarageBand/Logic. Is there a way to save the projects in the Ext HD so that they dont save on the MBP?

    Do I just drag em to the ext HD?

    I have a Seagate 320GB that I wanna use on my 17" MBP i5, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM

  2. Mac Composer macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Saving your files to an external drive is not the same thing as dragging them to the drive. If you want to save these files to your Seagate and not your MBP, then specify that location on your external drive when you same the files from your app.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    expanding on this, you will have to move the iPhoto library from your computer to the external hard drive. its a pretty easy process, basically just copy and paste. from there you open iPhoto and hold :eek:ption: key as soon as you open it. from there you navigate to the new location of the library and select it to open.

    that should be it.
  4. BlackJack325 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    ill give this a shot... do I drag the whole library folder to the Seagate HD? or do I create a new folder on the Seagate? Sorry guys im new to this :D
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    Hmm...just came up with a question:

    I have an external connected to our wifi network that my wife and I share.

    Could I host the iPhoto library on this external and point iPhoto on both computers to that same library? Therefore, each has access to all the photos and can add photos seperately (yet most likely could not have iPhoto open at the same time)?

    Right now, my wife might load photos in on her laptop from our camera and then I re-load them on our iMac (our main system.)

    Is there a way to do this through sharing (meaning adding pics to the main library from a shared computer)?

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