Bought new macbook Pro, old photos did not transfer.

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

  1. Chargr macrumors regular

    Chargr

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    Los Angeles, CA
    #1
    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

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    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.

    https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201317

    Unless you have your originals somewhere, your pictures are lost forever. Sorry.
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 601

    fisherking

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    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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