Time Machine and iPhoto?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by supermarvin76, May 28, 2011.

  1. supermarvin76 macrumors newbie

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    When I run a Time Machine backup, does it back up all the photos I have in iPhoto?

    I am asking this because I bought my Mac in Jan. 2011. I ran my first Time Machine Back up in Feb. and I ran a second one just now. However, when I 'enter' Time Machine, it shows that iPhoto is only about 213 MB, (Not GB) and I know I have at least 80-100 GB of photos in iPhoto.

    Is there a way that I can enter Time Machine, and see exactly what in iPhoto has, or has not been backed up?

    Thank you!
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Launch Time machine when iPhoto is your foreground app and you should be able to "go back in time" to earlier versions of you iPhoto library and see you back-up pics.
     
  3. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    By the way, why are you only "running" Time Machine once every couple months? If you have a desktop computer you should leave the hard drive plugged in and let it run all the time. If you have a laptop, then I guess the only thing you could do is to buy an Airport Extreme wireless basestation, and it has a USB port on the back for a drive you can connect to.
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    What Mathew said - why?

    If that's all you use TM for I wouldn't bother with it, you may as well just copy the entire iPhoto package off to a disk once in a while. The entire point of iPhoto is that its hands-off and pretty much continuous, if you only back up every 3 months, its pointless.
     

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