Iphoto Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Emma Jane, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Emma Jane macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    Completely new to iphoto so please forgive my vagueness! Dragged my iphoto library folder into a burn file in an attempt to free up space on my hard drive and burn a copy of my iphoto library.
    In doing so I then returned to my iphoto library to see that all my pictures are no longer there and when I try to drag my iphoto library back into iphoto it won't let me, simply giving the warning: The file is unreadable and could not be imported ( The file is in the iphoto library folder ).. My pictures are still in the iphoto library folder in finder but my question is how do I get them back into iphoto?!! :confused: Any help much appreciated!!! Many thanks
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Drag your iPhoto library from the disc (I presumed it's been burnt to the disc) to the desktop.

    Hold down "option" when you open iPhoto and it will ask you to create a library. Select "Choose Library" Navigate to the folder on your desktop and select it.

    If that doesn't work I'm out of ideas. But in the future, you shouldn't be touching the iPhoto Library folders, do all your disc burning/photo backing up from within iPhoto itself.
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Are you saying that your iPhoto folder is still in YOUR.ACCOUNT>Library but the photos don't show up in iPhoto?
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    what about "import to library" from within iPhoto? go to file > import to library > and then choose the folder where all of your pictures are.

    Chundles is right - don't mess with any type of library in OSX.

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