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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2010
    iMac 3.06Ghz, Macbook Pro 15" 2.66 GHz, emac (yes!)
    Backing up to External HD?
    I have a Western Digital 500 mb ext HD. A few months ago I loaded all my pics and some documents to back up my Mac. Today I wanted to add more pics to the HD, but when I tried to transfer the iphoto library (I have no idea how many new pics I had, so I couldn't just add them individually) I oly got a choice of "replace existing folder" or "stop". It took over 45 minutes to replace the folder. Is there a way to select something like "add new pics" or "do you want to copy pics already in folder" or something like that?
    Please help me.

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    Member Since
    Jul 14, 2008
    Scotland, UK
    nMP 6-core/32Gb/D700/512Gb: rMBP 15" 2.3GHz/16Gb/512Gb: iPhone 6 128Gb: iPad Air 2 128Gb: NEC PA322U
    Not really unless you open the iPhoto library up as a folder (right-click on the file and select 'show package contents' then drill down to your new files. This isn't the easiest way to do it though.

    If you have leopard or snow leopard I'd just setup Time Machine and get it to backup only the folders/files you want if you'd prefer not to have a complete backup on the external HDD as it would normally do. Time machine will update only changes or new files and will be significantly faster and its automated.

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    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2010
    iMac 3.06Ghz, Macbook Pro 15" 2.66 GHz, emac (yes!)
    Thanks -
    the original stuff was transferred from Tiger, but now I have a new imac and I can use time machine for everything from here on out. I'm still kind of a novice when it comes to anything other than emailing and word processing. Haven't gotten the whole file-saving/transferring thing worked out yet.

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    If u have a spare $10 this may be of interest - Time Machine help and more: Take Control of Easy Mac Backups

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    Member Since
    Apr 22, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    2010 Macbook Pro, 8g RAM, iPhone 6, iPad Mini, Apple TV
    You could use a program like iPhoto Library Manager to "merge" the two libraries.

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