Iphoto photo recovery please help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kayla., Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Kayla. macrumors newbie

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    Okay so i have a WD smartware backup. I backed up my whole computer including all my photos from Iphoto (this backup device also uses time machine) Then my computer died. Now I have a macbook pro and and I am trying to view my old iphoto photos. I have gone to recover backups many times and nothing is there. I am very worried I lost all my photos, please help I really need it.
    Thanks in advanced,
    K
     
  2. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    How did you setup your new MacbookPro? Did you restore the entire machine from the backup?
     
  3. Kayla. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i did but before I could open iphoto I had to update it which may have screwed it up.
     
  4. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    can you find the iPhoto library in your pictures folder ?
     
  5. Kayla. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes but when I open it there are no photos. Then when I go to photo recovery nothing shows up. It does't show the last times I updated my computer like it did on my last computer instead it only shows today.
     
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    can you find the library on the backup disk ?
     
  7. Kayla., Jul 8, 2011
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    Kayla. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it says Iphoto library but when I click it it just brings me to an empty iphoto library. I know the photos are in my external hard drive because when I went to recover them on my old computer (when it was working) I was able to see them all. Im sorry this probably sounds so confusing.
     
  8. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    have you tried right click > open package on the iTunes library ?
     
  9. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Regarding the external hard drive. Are the names the same when they are mounted on the new MBP vs. the old one? The library may be pointing to a destination that had its name changed, etc.
     
  10. Kayla. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I did this and it gave me back all my movies. This is a start though!
     
  11. Kayla. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know the names don't change but i may be wrong. I never really payed attention to that on Iphoto.
     

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