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How to move an iPhoto library to external HD

by mr14thrib / April 22, 2013 5:40 AM PDT

I have a Macbook (circa 2005) with approximately 23000 photos that I'm trying to move to external HD. Unfortunately, the external HD is unable to connect to the Macbook because it requires a more updated OS. And I can't seem to update the OS because there is not enough free memory on the Macbook. I have 2GB of RAM memory. The OS is 10.4. What are my options?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 6:15 AM PDT

Be sure to backup those things you can't lose. Moving sets off alarm bells because if there is any glitch during a move, the item being moved can be lost. That's why folk must copy it over then check their backups are OK before deleting their last copy.

Since DropBox is 2GB free and we have memory sticks, DVD media and more why is there no backup?

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10.4? or 10.4.11
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 10:19 AM PDT

Either way, I was using external Hard Drives long before OS X without a problem.

Who, or what, told you that the hard drive required an OS greater than the one you have?

Can I suggest that you connect that drive to the Mac, open Disk Utility and initialize the drive as Mac OS X Extended (or HFS+) and proceed with COPYING the iTunes database to it.


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OS 10.4.11
by mr14thrib / April 28, 2013 3:14 AM PDT
In reply to: 10.4? or 10.4.11

OS 10.4.11

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(NT) What progress have you made with the hard drive?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 28, 2013 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: OS 10.4.11
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