Help - Facial Recognition Removed in Photos App | Why?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RedlegsFan, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    I spent hours today using the facial recognition in the Photos app on my iMac, getting all my family organized by their face (obviously). I then started looking into if I had duplicate photos and used two pieces of software, PowerPhotos and Photos Duplicate Cleaner. I was able to remove a decent amount of duplicates but low and behold..

    When I opened the Photos app after learning the duplicates, all of the facial recognition work I had done today was gone. I basically have to start from scratch. Any idea what could have caused this? I would like to pin point the issue, so I can avoid in the future.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    My only thinking is I had to have those two programs read my Photo Library file. Maybe having them access that file caused the facial recognition work I had completed to vanish, basically putting me back to square one.

    Anyone experience this before?
  3. coolfactor macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    Yes, likely one of those apps corrupted your data.

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