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transferring photos and video to external hd

Dec 2, 2011
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I recently bought an external hardrive because I have so many photos and videos that my start up disk is full. I think I transferred the photo library correctly to the external drive. (It shows in the gdrive)

When I put the i photo library frm my mac in the trash, I was afraid to delete it until I was certain they were on the extrernal drive. I did not empty the trash but had the iphoto library frm computer in trash. When I tried to open the photos on the external drive, it said photo library could not be found and would not open the folder? I don't know if they transferred or not and I am afraid to delete anything from my computer without knowing so I am back where I started with start up disk being full and $200 in the hole for the external drive.

What do I need to do to get photos off computer and free up space??

PS - I am not the most computer literate person

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