Prepare your storage device
Make sure that your external storage device, such as a USB drive or Thunderbolt drive, is formatted for Mac: either APFS format or Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format.
You can't store your library on a storage device used for Time Machine backups. And to avoid possible data loss, don't store your library on a removable storage device like an SD card or USB flash drive, or on a device shared over your network or the internet, including over a cloud-based storage service.
It supports the latest macOS Catalina. Steps to repair corrupted photos on Mac. Run Stellar Repair for Photo on Mac. B.Select Add File.Add complete Photo Library folder or only the selected files you want to repair. D.After the repair process ends, Preview the repaired photo before saving. Next, click on Save Repaired Files.
Move Photos Library to the storage device
- Download EaseUS iPhoto recovery software and apply provided methods here to recover deleted iPhoto Library with photos on Mac. If the attempt to restore iPhoto Library from time machine failed, don't worry and EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is ready to help.
- Catalina also made it no longer possible to use iPhoto app (also discontinued). The reason for their final demise was that Catalina is now a 100% 64-Bit OS, although those are 32-Bit apps. Now, though, programmer Tyshawn Cormier has pulled out the claw hammer and removed that nail with a new app called Retroactive that lets you use both of.
- Mar 19, 2015 Oct 23 2015. When Apple executives released the new application called Photos in the spring of 2015, they left open a very short window in which iPhoto fans could download and install version 9.6.1 of iPhoto, which is the end of the line for that application.
- Quit Photos.
- In the Finder, open the folder that contains Photos Library. By default, Photos Library is stored in the Pictures folder of your home folder. You can open your home folder by choosing Go > Home from the Finder menu bar.
- Drag Photos Library to a location on your external storage device. Learn what to do if you get an error.
- After the move is finished, double-click Photos Library in its new location to open it.
- If you use iCloud Photos, designate this library as the System Photo Library.
If you want to delete the original Photos Library to save storage space on your Mac, you can drag it from its original location (the Pictures folder of your home folder) to the Trash. Then empty the Trash.
Always make sure that your storage device is turned on and available before opening Photos. If Photos can't find the device, it stops using the Photos library stored there.
If you want to open a different Photos library
- Quit Photos.
- Press and hold the Option key while you open Photos.
- Select the library that you want to open, then click Choose Library. Photos uses this library until you open a different one.
If you get an error when moving Photos Library
- Select your external storage device in the Finder, then choose File > Get Info.
- If the information under Sharing & Permissions isn't visible, click the triangle to see more.
- Make sure that the “Ignore ownership on this volume” checkbox is selected. To change it, you might first have to click the lock button to unlock the setting. If the storage device isn't formatted correctly for Mac, or was used for Time Machine backups but hasn't been erased, this checkbox won't be present or won't be selectable after unlocking. In that case, erase the storage device first.
If you have some other permissions issue with your library, you might be able to resolve the issue with the Photos Library repair tool.
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Attempted to upgrade Mac to Big Sur. As I progressed it said that a recently used app – iPhoto would not work unless an update was used.fully aware Apple moved on from iPhoto to Photos but like iPhoto. Assuming there is no update for iPhoto.
Want to keep up with progress so I guess I’ll have to hopefully transfer all my photos to Photos. There are probably close to 30K. I did just ask you how to transfer to external drive while Big Sur was loading. Not having work and friends family photos will eliminate a chunk of photos. Deleting unwanted photos will also help with the #’s
How do I transfer all iPhoto to photos?