ALL pictures missing in iphoto!

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  1. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    Something happened. I don't know what happened. I moved some picture folder on accident.

    Now my iPhoto application opens up, but none of the pictures show up. It lists that there are 7000+ pictures. And it shows an outline for all of the them, with the vertical pictures orientated vertically. But these outlines just have empty black in them and when I click on it, it even loads but there are no pictures.

    something happened and I don't know how to get my pictures back?! I seem to have lost the iphoto library with the numbering scheme, like the folders titled 2006, 2005, etc etc.

    I have a folder of pictures I set up before when I downloaded pictures, I would put them into this folder first, before uploading them into iphoto.

    help! can I reset iphoto or something and can I get my albums back somehow?!?
     
  2. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    btw i've tried rebuilding the library... nothing changes.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Which folder and where'd it go? There should be a folder named iPhoto Library in your Pictures folder. Is it there? :)
     
  4. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the fast reply. Ok I see that folder, but when I click into it, I do not see any other subfolders, where ALL of my other pictures should exist.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have a back up? Do you know where those files might have gone? Do you remember the name of the folder you moved? :)
     
  6. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did not make a backup, I just know that the folders are still somewhere on the computer because the hard drive size has not changed.

    DANG this is frustrating. I have a backup of about a quarter of the most recent pictures, but the old ones... they're somewhere on the computer. how can I find them?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Could you run a search for one of the photo names or even just the file extension (JPG or something), find one of the pictures and work out from there? I reckon all your pictures will be together so it should be a matter of navigating up a few folders and then dragging it all back into the iPhoto folder. :)
     
  8. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you're awesome! I found the library!

    NOW WHAT?
     
  9. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i did it!

    i deleted the old "empty" iphoto library and found the previous one, just the way you mentioned!

    sweetness!

    btw do you recommend iphoto 6?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So it's all working properly now? Well done. :cool:

    I upgraded to iPhoto 6.0 but I don't find the differences all that great. Full screen editing is great and I think it's probably quite a bit faster on my slower iBook G4 (no difference in speed on the iMac G5) but I wouldn't buy iLife 06 purely for iPhoto.

    On the other hand, iLife 06 offers iWeb which I find is a pretty good website creation tool for the site-making n00b (myself). Of course, it's best used in conjunction with .Mac though. :)
     

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