Here is my MacBook problem...about 6 months ago I was getting an error message that read, "my start up disk is almost full". I couldn't download anymore photos so I hired a computer geek from the yellow pages to fix it. I use iPhoto that is in my Mac to manage my photo's. He took my computer for a couple days and installed a 3rd party software called iPhoto Manager...? I never used it until last night. That didn't work and he couldn't find the problem so he told me to purchase an e-drive ($150 for his time plus $175 e-drive). He transferred all photo's to the e-drive from my iPhoto and told me to trash iPhoto and just use the e-drive. I never trashed iPhoto and good thing because after a week I couldn't find my photo's on the e-drive. I some way fixed it myself by trashing all the extra photo's I had thought were trashed...he couldn't figure that out...? It was working fine until last week when I started getting the same error message "my start up disk is almost full". So I started trashing things I never used like some desk top icons (my screen is full of icons). I sent to trash the iPhoto Manager icon but never emptied it. When I went to use iPhoto it said I had zero photo's instead of over 7,000. I went back to the trash and retrieved iPhoto Manager and brought it back to desk top. I notice in there that my photo's were there and click on them. Everything was ok and I was using my iPhoto but when I shut off my MacBook and came back about 2 hours later it was gone. Also, it now doesn't show in iPhoto manager...? Help!