Where are iPhoto pictures stored? (A more unusual case)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by goldfrapp04, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. goldfrapp04 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    My old Pro was soaked. Luckily the hard drive was still alive. I recently bought an external hard drive enclosure, and used it to connect the old hard drive to my new Air. How can I recover my old iPhoto files in this way? The solutions I found on Google didn't work for this case, as they were all about retrieving pictures on the same Mac.

    FYI, my old Pro was of OSX 10.7.5 and iPhoto 9.4.3, and my new Air is of OSX 10.9 and iPhoto 9.5.

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    If you already have an iPhoto Library on the Air, rename it (see in Pictures folder).

    Now go to your Pictures folder on the external disc, and copy your iPhoto Library to your Pictures folder on the new computer.

    To open the "old" library, you can :

    - double click on it, or

    - launch iPhoto with Alt key depressed, and choose the "old" Library.

    The Library will be updated for iPhoto 9.5.
  3. goldfrapp04 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    Thank you so much! It worked perfectly :)
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.

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