iPhoto and Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Techsavyfreak, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Techsavyfreak macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    I am curious, i have 1.5 GB of photos in my iPhoto library, but when i enter time machine and try to view them, i can't. this worries me, because if i accidentally delete a photo, I won't be able to restore it. If anyone can help me that would be great.
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    Have you set Time Machine to back up your photos?
  3. skd macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2006
    carmel, ca
    i was under the impression that time machine backed up everything unless you told it not to back up something. Does it have to be told to back iPhoto or iTunes?
  4. Bambeezer macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    There is an option in iPhoto under Edit to browse backups. The help files tells me that I can recover individual files, but I don't have my time machine drive connected to test it.
  5. TJones macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    Open iPhoto and then start Time Machine and you'll get that Time Machine interface with pages and pages of iPhoto interfaces instead of Finder.
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Yes, and for the record the same thing goes for Mail.app. Open Time Machine with Mail.app as the application in focus and you will get the Time Machine interface with a snapshot of your mail stretching back to your oldest backup.
  7. Techsavyfreak thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    WOW! thank you so much, this helps out a LOT!:D
  8. cheesynz macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2008
    iphoto and time machine

    in relation to TJONES response 'Open iPhoto and then start Time Machine and you'll get that Time Machine interface with pages and pages of iPhoto interfaces instead of Finder'
    please tell me what i should do if i don;t see pages and pages of iPhoto interfaces - yet in normal view of time-machine there are heaps of back-ups and i can see pages and pages....if you can help - i would SO appreciate it
  9. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Ditto. Good tip that I had no idea about.
  10. mattblmgtn macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    tjones is my hero

    TJones, you just saved a ton of pictures of my kids I accidentally deleted. Thank you!!! :):):):):)
  11. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    I just delete my kids whenever I do that to even things out.
  12. rcd macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2013
    I am using OSX 10.8.3 and having the same trouble. I deleted a photo book I had been working on for over a year and can only see the application folder in Time Machine. There is no option for viewing back ups in iphoto. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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