Hi all, here's the thing. My sister has a MacBook (about 5 years old), despite my nagging she took periodic backups, but did a full one recently to a USB HDD! So she has backups of folders called Pictures, Music, Movies etc. Her HDD died completely and her boyfriend replaced it and installed iLife 11. The problem is now, she has a folder with lots (and lots) of pictures in it (inc lots of duplicates by the look of it ). In her backup folder she has Music etc and there's a folder called "Pictures", which has subsequent folders in it, all with pictures in! There's also an icon called "iPhoto Library", which is 41.3GB in size. What's the definitive way to use that library in iPhoto and just open it and see everything as she had it before the HDD crash? Many thanks. [Edit] - Just to add , if she drags and drops the iPhoto icon on to the iPhoto icon on the dock, iPhoto opens (and a load of photos appear), but then the pictures vanish and iPhoto just sits there blankly-although it does seem to be doing a scan for "Faces".