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I would like to transfer my windows photos to mac, but mac doesnt find valid data of Windows Backup

Mar 14, 2013 3:44 AM

Tags: #mac #windows #backup #unidentified



i would like to transfer my Windows Database to my Mac.


I read the help and therefore i updatet my Windows to PS Elements 11 (4 week trial version), make a backup of the data. But still my mac (PS Elements 11) doesnt identify a valid PS Elements 11 Backup.


What can I do?


best regards



  • 99jon
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    Jan 6, 2010
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    Mar 14, 2013 4:21 AM   in reply to FScheele

    Hi Frank


    Did you make the backup from the Organizer:


    File >> Backup (Ctrl+B)


    Are you using an external hard drive that is compatible with both Windows and Mac? Most are compatible for reading and transferring files but won’t let you write from the Mac to the external hard drive.



    If you have made a correct backup you should be able to launch Organizer on the Mac and use:


    File >> Restore Catalog


    Then navigate to the TLY file. If iPhoto opens automatically press Cmd+Q to quit that application to avoid duplication.

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