HELP! Entire iPhoto Library had disappeared!

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  1. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    Was editing a photo in iPhoto just a few minutes ago and BOOM, I get the "you must restart your computer by holding down the button" prompt and the screen is locked. So I hold it down and restart. Open back up iPhoto after restart and it's like I'm starting it for the first time. It shows ZERO photos. What happened!?!?!

    I seek my photos from an external hard drive and the file is still there so how do I reimport them into iPhoto and why did this happen?

    I have the Mini iPhoto Library icon which is 70 gigs in size, which has not only my photos in it, but also my preferences. How do I get iPhoto up and working again? Do I just have to tell iPhoto where to look for my library? If so, I forgot how to do this.
     
  2. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    OK OK.... this should be easy!!

    All you have to do... is to open up iPhoto.. while holding the option key... so Option Key - Click iPhoto... and then don't let go of the Option key until this window comes up...

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    Then follow the instructions as on the photo...

    Hope that this works!!!
     
  3. Apple!Fre@k thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Worked seamlessly! You da' man! :)
     
  4. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome...
     

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