Help! Why are my deleted photos reappearing in iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gdaydigger, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. gdaydigger macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2010

    I have 7,000+ photos in my iPhoto library, many of which have been painstakingly edited. However, when I noticed yesterday that pictures I had deleted (and emptied from the iphoto trash) have reappeared in the library under the relevant 'Events' folder. Why oh why oh why? I have spent six hours already redeleting and editing. Why did this happen? How can I repeat it from happening again? Do I need to "rebuild" my library by holding down the command + option keys when opening iphoto?

    Any help gratefully received.
  2. crypticlineage macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Perhaps iPhoto restored them from the hard drive folder. I hate it that iPhoto maintains it's own copy of everything and changes are not reflected on the disk.

    I would like to use iPhoto as a medium to edit and sort photos but I want them to be written to the Pictures folder on the disk. Unfortunately doesn't work that way.

    I will let others chime in as I don't know enough to talk more about the problem you're having.

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