Use Photos Library from external Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramen5677, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. ramen5677 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    as I am about to be buying a 256GB MacBook Pro I wondered how, exactly, moving your Photos and iTunes Library to an external SSD works. I do not want to only backup to the SSD but rather use the library from there while plugged in, moving the default location for the library to the external SSD. I know this is possible, but I am concerned about the case of loss or theft.
    Are the libraries on the SSD encrypted?
    Can I backup the content of the SSD via time machine to my stationary home harddrive?

    Thank you very much in advance for any help.
     
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