OneDrive is a good place to backup photos, videos and important documents online. It allows you to sync and backup your photos from iPhoto library to OneDrive. If you want to sync iPhoto library with OneDrive, then you need to download and install 'OneDrive application' on your Mac. When you install the OneDrive app for Mac, it will create a folder (OneDrive folder) on your Mac to backup photos, videos and files. This OneDrive folder is kept in sync with OneDrive. If you add, change or delete anything like photo, video or file in this OneDrive folder, then the file is added, changed or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa.
- Save valuable space by moving your Mac Photos library to an external hard drive. Plus find out how to back up your entire iCloud Photos Library! If you have a large photo library on your Mac.
- Jan 29, 2015 Cool Tip: If you want to transfer your iPhoto Library to another Mac just plug your drive to it and copy your iPhoto library backup to the target Mac’s Pictures folder. Be warned though, this.
Mac os x unhide library folder. Jul 27, 2011 How to back up your iPhoto library. Even if you are a regular Time Machine practitioner, it's still a good idea to back up your iPhoto library (or at least parts of it) to a drive or a disc.
Here are the steps to Sync iPhoto Library with OneDrive:
- Go to https://onedrive.live.com & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
- Download 'OneDrive Application' on your Mac from the Apple App store & launch it.
- Locate the file for the existing iPhoto library in your Picture folder.
- Go to iPhoto Library and choose 'Quit iPhoto' to make sure that iPhoto is not running.
- Copy your 'iPhoto Library' file into your OneDrive folder.
- Launch iPhoto. To launch iPhoto Library, simply double-click the iPhoto Library icon which you copied in OneDrive folder. It will automatically sync to your OneDrive folder.
- Open the file in iPhoto by holding down the Option key.
- Select the iPhoto Library option that's not the default. Now, iPhoto Library stored inside your OneDrive folder by default.
- Now, when you add new photos to iPhoto Library, make any changes to existing photos or organize them, then it will automatically backed up to OneDrive.
- You have another option to sync iPhoto Library i.e 'Drag-and-drop'. Here you can simply drag your iPhoto Library from the Picture folder directly from your Mac to OneDrive folder.
Quick Tip to ensure your videos never go missing
Videos are precious memories and all of us never want to ever lose them to hard disk crashes or missing drives. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your videos safely backed up in one or more online accounts. Simply download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your videos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all videos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.
You can install PicBackMan's SkyDrive uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.
By Stephen Robles
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:00 pm PT (02:00 am ET)
Before starting the process, we suggest making an up to date Time Machine backup of your computer to an external hard drive or Time Capsule. Be sure the external hard drive you use to perform this backup is a separate unit from the one you will move the iPhoto Library to should anything happen.
If you have an account with a cloud storage service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive or even iCloud Drive, you can also upload the iPhoto Library to these services for extra redundancy.
To begin moving your library, open iPhoto, click File in the Menu Bar and select Switch to Library.
A new window will appear listing any and all iPhoto Libraries detected on your computer. If you're not sure where the iPhoto Library file is located, look at the (Default) listing and the file path will be listed underneath. This should be located in the Pictures folder of your Home directory.
Quit iPhoto by going to Quit iPhoto in the iPhoto Menu Bar or pressing Cmd+Q. Connect the external hard drive that you will use to copy the iPhoto Library. You should see it appear on your desktop.
Open a new Finder window and click Pictures in the left sidebar. Click and drag the iPhoto Library file onto the external hard drive icon on your Desktop.
Depending on how large your library is and the connection speed of the external drive, it may take several minutes or longer to complete the copy process.
Once the copy is completed, hold the Option key on your keyboard and open iPhoto from the Dock or Applications folder. A new window will pop up asking you to Create a New Library, Choose the Selected Library or Other Library. Click on Other Library.
In the browser window that appears, navigate to your external hard drive, click the iPhoto Library file you've copied and click Choose.
iPhoto will open and as long as the external hard drive is connected, will reference the library on the external drive and not on your computer's drive.
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Where Is My Iphoto LibraryQuit iPhoto once again and eject the external hard drive holding your new iPhoto Library. Open a new Finder window and navigate to the Pictures folder in the left sidebar again.
Right click or Ctrl+click on the iPhoto file and move it to the Trash.
Finally, to free up the space on your internal hard drive, open the Trash from the Dock or Finder window and click
Iphoto To Photos MacEmpty Trash in the upper right corner.
Your iPhoto Library has officially been removed from the internal drive. You can now reconnect the external hard drive you used to copy the iPhoto library, open iPhoto and use it as normal.
If you open iPhoto without your external hard drive connected, iPhoto will give you an error message saying the 'Library cannot be found.' Quit iPhoto, connect the external hard drive and reopen to fix.
For those looking to expand their beyond their Mac's internal storage HDD or SSD, AppleInsider recommends having at least 1TB of extra space at the ready. A few high quality external and portable hard drive options from Seagate, HGST and Western Digital are listed below.
- Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Slim for Mac for $72.99 from B&H and Amazon.com or $88.99 from MacMall
- Also available in 2TB for $99 from Amazon and B&H or $149.99 from MacMall
- HGST 1TB Touro S Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive for $69.99 from B&H or $83.99 from MacMall
- Available in 4TB for $149 from Amazon and B&H
- Western Digital 1TB My Passport Drive for Mac from Amazon for $68.45, $69.00 from B&H or $70.99 from MacMall
- Available in 2TB for $96.24 from Amazon, $99 from B&H or $101.99 from MacMall