Backing up to an external hard drive


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Backing up to an external hard drive

Well, now I am going to back up my entire iPhoto library to a hard disk. Backing up to DVD is good for your best photos, but if you want to back up the whole thing, I think backing up to hard drive is the best way to go. So, I am going to go ahead and quit iPhoto and then I am going to go to My Pictures folder where my iPhoto library lives. This is what we have been working on and I am going to drag it over to the hard drive. And you'll notice that the speed of transfer is much faster than with a DVD. Oh! Don't you love the speed? Now, once this has backed up, what I like to do then is put it in a folder with the date and then maybe-- I don't know what your frequency of back up is.

I would say at least once a month. Then back it up again, put it in a new folder with a new date. After you get two of three of these on the drive, then you can probably go back and get rid of the earlier backups and manage it that way. So, now I am just going to go over here to the hard drive and ...

Backing up to an external hard drive
Video duration: 1m 53s 4h 14m Beginner Updated Aug 11, 2014

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Backing up to an external hard drive provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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Photography
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iPhoto
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