Er, missing iphoto database after time machine backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wankey, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2005
    I just did a clean install of SL, with a migration assistant helped with getting the files back from time machine...

    BUT, it's missing one huge file... my iPhoto database. What's going on?

    I have nearly 1000 photos in there and it didn't seemed to have backed it up???

    I can't find it in my Time Machine partition. It backed up everything except for that. Is it supposed to somewhere else?
  2. PorscheDude macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2008
    The same thing happened to me when I wiped my computer and restored from a Time machine backup... Unfortunately I could not restore my photos that I had for the past 6 months (including photos from my trip to France). I called apple and they said there is nothing they could do.

    This is what I tried but did not work... Maybe it will work for you!

    1: Open Iphoto and hold down apple option while clicking and rebuild the databases

    2: Did you try manually restoring the iphoto data from each backup? Go to the time machine backup and go to photos and copy it to your photos folder.

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