Hey guys. I hope you all can help me out. I recently upgraded my friend's polycarbonate MacBook. I don't have the exact specs but I think it was a late or mid 2009 with NVidia graphics. I replaced the stock HDD with a Samsung SSD and put 4GB Ram in it. He was also experiencing problems with the battery, so I changed that for him too. Up to that point it was all great. I even installed Mavericks for him and he was very happy (he even threw me 50 bucks for my trouble). It's quite a screamer for the low outlay I gave him the old HDD back and told him to put it in a USB case and just recover what he wanted (mostly his iPhoto and iMovie library). However he is now experiencing problems because his photo and movie library are larger than the new SSD's capacity. I didn't think of that at the time. Oops! What would be, say, the best way of getting those files off the HDD, putting them somewhere else temporarily, formatting the HDD and then putting those files back on so he can just use his old HDD as external storage? Sorry if this is a bit long winded. Secondly. He was not happy with Mavericks and downgraded back to Snow Leopard (presumably 10.6.8). Any ideas? His constant texts for support are getting a bit irritating. EDIT : Sorry, essentially I'm after a more elegant solution than the one I propose. I'm sure I have overlooked something.