I can't get my photos ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harryf200, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. harryf200 macrumors newbie


    Jan 30, 2016
    We're greenhorns with Macs. We've just run Timemachine for the very first time and can no longer get to our pictures by iPhoto, nor find any other route so I can see them. I am presuming (or do I mean hoping!) the pictures are still there somewhere, either still on the Mac or the external drive, but how do I get them back?
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    The photos might be in Photos, not in iPhoto. Do you have Photos in your Applications folder?

    Also, look in your home folder and see if you have files named either:

    iPhoto Library


    Photos Library.photoslibrary

    If not there, then look inside the Pictures folder in your home folder.

    If you find one of those files, try double clicking on it.
  3. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    I'm not sure if you've figured out your problem or not, but definitely try all the steps that JohnDS mentioned. If you still can't find them, try going into Time Machine. All you have to do is open iPhoto and select Enter Time Machine from the Time Machine icon in the Menu Bar, there will be a neat little transition, and then just back through the pages until you find the photos you're looking for.

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