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Solved: Mac - PowerPC G5 - copy photos to harddrive

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  1. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have been asked to copy photos off an old mac PowerPC G5 onto an external harddrive (which was on mac anyway ) so thats alright

    But how do you use an old Mac and copy photos !!!!!!

    help

    thanks
     
  2. Headrush

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    Are the photos int he iPhoto application?

    If so, go into the user's home folder, go into the Pictures folder, then right click on the iPhoto Library icon and select Show Package Contents.

    You'll see a folder called Originals that have the photos in them. Just drag this folder to the external HD icon.
    (The filenames will not very descriptive.)

    You can also Select All in iPhoto and drag them from the program to the external HD icon on the Desktop.
     
  3. etaf

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    Thanks for the reply,
    I dont know where the images are, just been asked if i could copy them
    So i will take a copy of your post

    Will I be able to right click on that old Mac ?

    I only really know the newer OS X Mavericks, so if there is anything different , if you would be able to give a step/step guide please
     
  4. etaf

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    Thanks for the reply,
    I dont know where the images are, just been asked if i could copy them
    So i will take a copy of your post

    Will I be able to right click on that old Mac ?

    I only really know the newer OS X Mavericks, so if there is anything different , if you would be able to give a step/step guide please
     
  5. Headrush

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    If the mouse doesn't do a right click, just hold control key while clicking. (same results)

    The Finder in OS X hasn't changed much so the steps are the same whatever the OS X version.

    Until we know where the pictures are stored, can't give exact steps.

    If you plug in a FAT32 formatted external, an icon should appear for it on the desktop. (That was default in older OS X versions)
    Where the pictures be in iPhoto, or some random folder on the Mac HD, just Select All, and drag them to the external HD icon. Should be that easy.
     
  6. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    great thanks for the advice and quick response

    I will be in front of the machine Thursday lunch time :)
     
  7. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    turns out it was not a G5 - its a mac mini PC
    a cube with a DVD slot
    and the older machine was a big tower box with handles on the top
    Power Mac G5

    anyway , they had the normal OSX on that I was used to - so that was all OK
    Only issue was they hadan external drive - but NO cable - so we were unable to copy - but at least i showed them how to

    Thanks for the info
     
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