Bought new macbook Pro, old photos did not transfer.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chargr, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Chargr macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Had about 2000 photos from like 2009, on my old macbook pro. I figured photo stream would have them all once I logged in the new macbook pro I just bought, but I'm guessing I did a terrible mistake of not saving each image?

    correct? Or is there a way to get these photos back?

    (btw I erased everything from my old macbook and sold it.)

    I only get photos from like July 2014....

    help please, really important family photos there.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    That's neither what photo stream is for or does. It is not meant to be a way to backup or transfer photos from an old device to a new one.

    Unless you have your originals somewhere, your pictures are lost forever. Sorry.
  3. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    if you haven't been backing up (ie time machine), this is a huge reminder: always have your data in (at least) 2 places. time machine is extremely easy to use, and external drives are cheap these days.

    backup. no one should lose anything anymore...

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