Firewire HDD unplugged by accident, now iphoto says "no photos"

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  1. dannnyh macrumors regular

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    I have my iPhoto library stored on an external hard drive. I had iPhoto open and then knocked the firewire cable out of the side of my iBook by accident. Now when I open iPhoto it says I have no photos but I know they are still on the HDD as the Pictures folder is 4.9gb.

    Anybody able to suggest how can get them back????
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    Have you tried restarting the HDD and the laptop?
     
  3. dannnyh thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. dannnyh thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used repair disk but it came up with "no repairs were necessary"
     
  6. Dudeman486 macrumors member

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    try dragging and dropping the folder back into iphoto. its possible that iphoto isn't locating it. if that doesn't work, try copying the folder from the external HD onto your internal one, and seeing if iphoto can load the pictures from there.
     
  7. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Do u have access to a windows machine? download hfs explorer - You may be able to browse and restore files.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Quit iPhoto and restart it holding down the "alt" key. Then you can navigate to the iPhoto library on your HDD.
     
  9. dannnyh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Skunk, Restarting holding the Alt key did the trick. :)
     
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