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ok so this is probably a real noob question and well i am still sorta a noob with macs ( had my macbook about a year )
i jsut got a 1TB HD to back up my machine

when i got he mac i upgraded the drive to a 250 shortly after

here are my questions
i really want to find all of my original pics on the mac.
( i have found them in finder but also a ton of mac graphics ) however i do have some broken links in iphoto for some groups of photos where i click to open and it cant find them so i need to find all the real originals

this would be easy if i did it correctly from the start but i didnt put everything int he pics folder because my canon camera would only allow me to import thru iphoto which i wont be using after the rebuild

i want to copy all my photos, music, to the drive everything else i can get back or re-enter after i rebuild this book

please help me find all my photos and music so i can get this done

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I'm rather confused, are the photos on your backup external drive, or on your MB?

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on the macbook
but i found a way to get them all i beleive under finder... all save data jpg

i think
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Try control click on the photos in iphoto. The pop-up menu will get u a choice to find the original , hopefully! If not, what version of iphoto are u using? Because in iphoto'08, the iphoto library is hidden so you can only find the original through the pop-up menu. But for eariler version, you should find the original photos in iphoto library under the user home folder.

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