iPhoto Library Recovered Photos...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 93BlackSVT, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. 93BlackSVT macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    When I navigate to my "Pictures" folder, there are 29 folders in here titled:

    iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_1
    iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_2
    iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_3
    iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_4
    iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_5

    They all appear to be empty. Are these used for anything or can I delete them?

    Every time I start iPhoto, I get a message saying:

    A photo has been found in the iPhoto library that was not imported
    Would you like to import it?

    It appears this is what is causing the folders, as one is created every time I open iPhoto. I choose "Yes" for this option, but it always pops up.

    Can I delete all these folders that are created due to this message and how can I prevent this message from appearing every time I open iPhoto?

  2. GeneralMelchett, Feb 14, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011

    GeneralMelchett macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    Windsor, UK
    iPhoto Recovered photos

    I have this exact same problem.

    You can delete the folders as I have done MANY times. You can also remove them from your My Pictures folder too, as they are duplicated there, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to stop the error message coming up?

    Mine says that I have 7 photos to be recovered. Then they aren't in the folders...

    They don't exist as far as I am aware, so why am I getting this error? And how do I stop it?

    Many thanks in advance oh Gurus of Mac.
  3. 93BlackSVT thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    This worked for me:
    Quit iPhoto and to to the iPhoto library (by default in your pictures folder) - right click (control click) on it and select show package contents - find the folder named import (on importing) and drag it to the desktop - DO NOT MAKE ANY OTHER CHANGES - launch iPhoto and you will be fine.

    If iPhoto is still working, move the folders from your desktop to the trash and then try it again (ensure all photos are still in iPhoto when opening). If so, emtpy the trash.
  4. GeneralMelchett macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    Windsor, UK
    It worked!

    Excellent, it worked, thank you very much...
  5. work2travel macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    Any other suggestions for this problem? Every time I open Iphoto it tells me that I have 2 photos to import. And no matter if I say yes or no there is still a folder created. I have done as suggested below but it still happens.
  6. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    my problem is iphoto made an event called Recovered Photos, and all the photos (9) to be exact, show nothing, i dont even know what these photos look like.

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