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Easier way to Change the default iPhoto library location
Authored by: osxdude on Dec 05, '04 01:01:17AM

I ran out of space on my hard drive (HD), so to free up (and backup) data, I now use an external firewire hard drive to back up my pictures folder (along with the rest of th home directory). I found I still needed to free up space on the main HD so I decided to change the default location of the iPhoto Library. Apple Knowledge base does not tell you how to change it (Thanks Apple).

1) Copy your "pictures" folder or your iPhoto folder (whatever your choice is for backing up that folder) to the external HD or another folder with a different name- this is your option. Since I was out of HD space, I copied to my external HD.
2) **NOTE: DON'T delete until you have backed up your files & completed all these steps & verify this worked. I'm not responsible for you losing your data)** Drag the iPhoto pictures folder to the trash for now, but DO NOT empty it yet. You can always pull the folder back out.
3) Start iPhoto.
4) iPhoto will tell you that it is unable to locate the iPhoto Library. Select the option to locate the iPhoto Library folder then locate your duplicated iPhoto Library.
5) That's it! No messing with the terminal and....
6) No need to install the dev tools.



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Easier way to Change the default iPhoto library location
Authored by: KingShovelbum on Nov 22, '05 11:24:46AM

Awesome easy solution! It worked great for me.



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