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    JonnyG100
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    can iphoto view photos from an external hd?
    Hi all,

    I just did an archive and install with Tiger--yay! so i moved my archive folder onto an external harddrive. In iphoto, can I simply view my photos from the external hd, or do I have to bring all of the photos back onto my main hard drive if i want to see them in iphoto? basically, how do I indicate my source for my photos in iphoto? it's much easier in itunes...prefs-->advanced. is there something equivalent in iphoto?

    Thanks!

    Jon

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    Alt/Option + Click on iPhoto and a popup will come up and let you select a library

    Just select the archived library and you are good to go
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    JonnyG100
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    I held the alt/option key and clicked on the iphoto icon in the dock to open it. nothing happened. Is there another way to do it?

    Thanks,

    Jon

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    Try it again because you should get this window to come up which is the only way to do it
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    So I just tried this method and got to the "choose a library", then went through that, selected the external drive, but as soon as I got to "Open" (which I assume was the last step), it just wouldn't allow me to click that button, and that's where it kept me.

    Thoughts? Advice?

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