I hope this is the right subforum, if not point me in the right direction. I am very ignorant of manipulating computers, be patiernt with me. I'm not even sure I can describe what I did or what has happened or what I am now seeing. When I switched from PC to Mac, I pulled all my photos from the PC (onto a memory stick) to the Mac and it went into iPhoto fine. Then when I opened iphoto, on the left side was a column that showed folders of the pics arranged by year, listed under the "Library" folder(awesome! I don't think I did anything, it just happened!), and when I open iPhoto all my photos pulled up and displayed on the screen - I have no groupings, so all XXXX many pics show and I can scroll through them. Yesterday, I was trying to extract some photos from an email and put into iphoto when all hell broke loose, so to speak. I have no idea what I did, but now, my folders are in "Pictures", and in fooling around trying to get those photos (back into iPhoto?) , I came to a page which gave me options to check off showing photos for the past XX months when I really wanted to show in iPhto opening page, ALL my photos. Well, when I opened iphoto before, all my photos came up for my viewing (here is how illiterate I am - 4000+ photos, and none in folders, just arranged in rolls and then nto the aforementioned (now disappeared) Year Folders. The longest period it offerred me to view photos was 18 months. OK, so now, when I open Iphoto, pictures load, and come up, but then as the pics are scrolling down appearing on the page, a bunch of them disappear, there is just a blank square made with dashed lines. Oh Gosh this is long and painful, I know. Later down the page, the pics load and stay visible. I was trying during this session of Hell to import my Year folders from "Pictures" back into iphoto. One it seems I could, but others would not let me - said there was some damn file that was already in iphoto library so I couldn't import it. It was those darn pics from an email, I 'think', by looking at the name it listed, but I am not positive. I searched, found them and dragged them to Trash and then deleted trash. I still cannot imported those folders What did I do, and can I make my iphoto look like it used to? I 'think' when I click on the empty boxes (it was a long day yesterday can'r recall for sure) I could pull the photo up. I also at times (no idea how and when it would happen) I would get a bunch of thumbnails across the top of the page like a toolbar, and I 'think' they are the pics that do not show on full page. Do these blank photo spots have something to do with me checking off that '18' months back show photos thing? How do I get back all my photos loading up, and how do I get my year folders listed on the left side of screen under "Library" as it was before? I thought to maybe reload all pics from the memory stick BUT MY HUSBAND HAD IT IN HIS BRIEFCASE WHEN IT WAS STOLEN! AAAARRRRGGHH! Am I making any sense, can anyone advise? It seems my photos are all still on the Mac, but how to I put things back to how they were? Is there an instruction manual or online instructions that may help me, since I suspect I won't understand what you kind folks tell me. What a way to enter as a new member, eh? TIA I hope I posted in the right place.