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iPhoto '11: Move your iPhoto library to a new location

Move your iPhoto library to a new location

You can move your entire iPhoto library to a different computer, a hard disk, or another location on your computer.

Important:   Before you move your iPhoto library, it’s a good idea to back it up to an external hard disk.

To move your iPhoto library:

If you’ve created multiple photo libraries, be sure to move only the library currently displayed when iPhoto is open. To move a different library, you first need to switch to it.

  1. Quit iPhoto.

  2. In the Finder, choose your home folder (it’s usually named after you).

  3. Open the Pictures folder (in the home folder) to locate the iPhoto Library file.

    Image of library icon and file in Finder
  4. Drag the iPhoto Library file to a new location on your computer.

  5. Open iPhoto.

  6. In the window that appears, select the library you want, and then click Choose.

Last Modified: Apr 23, 2013
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