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Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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l'm switching from PC to IMac and have CC installed on both computers. I'm not sure how best to move photos from my old computer to to the IMac. All I do know (I think) is that I can do it via an eternal hard drive or computer to computer. Can you fill me in on the proper procedure for both methods?

Thanks,

Cantconform2

 

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Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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Hi Richard,

 

Bridge is just a viewer; there is no database or anything fancy going on inside of it. Moving all of your files via an external Hard Drive is not only excellent but a good way to store your files as long as you also back up that external drive to another external drive OR back it up to a Cloud service. (Never depend upon any ONE drive to contain your digital data. Drives fail. There are two kinds of computer users: those who've had a hard drive fail and those who've not had a hard drive fail YET.)

 

If you have and are using Lightroom Classic, that's a different ball game and other things need to be done.

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Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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Remember that the Mac is more capable at reading drives than Windows. A Mac can read ExFAT and NTFS-formatted drives, but really you want to reformat (if possible) to APFS (the Mac disk format) once you are done with the PC.

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/disk-utility/dsku19ed921c/mac

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