AMITIAE - Wednesday 10 June 2015
Moving a Photos Library and Other Consolidations
By Graham K. Rogers
As I expect the MacBook Pro to be dropped off at one of the service agents tomorrow, I am making last minute adjustments: installing some essential applications; and moving data about. My main concern was my website. There is no point working on this in two places unless a system is in place to synchronise the two. I work on one computer and backup to disks and other computers from time to time as well as to Time Machine. If the hard disk failed, I could download all from the website in a worst case scenario; but I am covered there.
The most critical of the site files is the RSS feed and that really should be created on and uploaded from one machine in my basic set up. I copied the XML file onto the Mac mini, installed the feed-writing application and will work only from the newer computer until such time as the MacBook Pro returns.
To make Photos recognise the library, I double-clicked on the file on the external drive which started Photos. I was warned that there was an incomplete process and I could either quit or continue, but that I should then confirm the new location in preferences. I clicked on continue, Photos opened with the main display panel and I confirmed the location of the library.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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