iphoto deleted my albums...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mikebuzzsaw, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    I havent touched any file name or any of that. One day I open my iphoto and all my photos and albums are gone. I tried restoring the iphoto library by clicking option and choosing the iPhoto Library location and nothing.


    However, if I "show package contents" the iphoto library... all my pictures are in the "original folder" perfectly fine. Anyway to import them back in the proper album I categorized them in.
     
  2. Mikebuzzsaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    did you try holding down the option key while launching iphoto. there it will ask you to choose where your library is or to create a new one. See if you can redirect it to point to where your photo library is.
     
  4. Mikebuzzsaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tried that already and it doesn't restore the library.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    You can try having iPhoto rebuild its library per the Apple support document.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2042

    If not, restoring it from your last Time Machine backup should be easy since it's just one big file...
     
  6. sphoenix macrumors regular

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    I had this problem, it panicked the sh*t out of me. Just drag and drop from the folder. (I think)
     
  7. furiouscowgirl macrumors newbie

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    iphoto deleted my whole libary!

    I'm so devastated, I just opened it up and it was all gone, poof. And there was suddenly 12G free on my hard disk. I rang mac help and they shrugged their shoulders and said my hard disk was corrupted, but I have heard of this happening to other people ?

    If you know how to get them back (without going to a hard drive specialist) Please help me!:(
     

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