iMac updated to Sierra & can't find my photos library

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by CarboysDesire, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    I had my iMac upgraded and picked it up today.

    They replaced the hard drive with a solid state drive, upgraded the RAM, and copied over my data.

    They also installed Sierra.

    When I open Photos it is asking me to drag photos in, import from a device, blah blah blah.

    I want it to look at my photos library which I know they copied over to the new drive, but I can't find it.

    I've looked for an hour and searched online for an answer. There was a helpful answer about adding Pictures back to my Sidebar in Finder but the library isn't in there. I still can't find it.

    When I do About This iMac I can tell they are there somewhere because 1/2 of my 1 TB is used, with the other half free. They are somewhere....but where???
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    I looked in Manage Storage and I see there are 466 gigs in Other Users.

    Other Users? How do I access that?
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    I logged out of My Name and sure enough User was another log in option. I logged in as User (no password required) and sure enough all my pics and music is there!!!!

    So now the question is how to do I get all that stuff over to My Name?
     

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  2. CarboysDesire thread starter macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    Well in the end I decided to use the User account since that's where all my stuff is at, and then I deleted the My Name account since there wasn't really anything there yet.

    Then I changed the name on the User account to My Name.

    It's all good now. Sheesh. 3.5 hours later.
     
  3. navaira macrumors 68040

    navaira

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    Here Sierra decided to reupload my entire Photos library to iCloud (where it already was), which I only realised because it told me I have to pay more for storage. Ended up deleting the old/current library and redownloading everything from iCloud.
     

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