Mess around in iPhoto library to fix 'alias' issue?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by theanimala, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. theanimala macrumors 6502

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    Quite some time ago I told iTunes to put my library on a network drive. I figured it would be better to share amoung multiple machines. Well, not long after I decided to move it back to my iMac's internal drive and just use the network drive as another backup (in addition to my time machine drive).

    I've noticed that I have a few events that I cannot open the picture unless I have the network drive on. Going into the library for certain events (Originals) I see it is a 4KB alias, pointing to my network drive. I have the checkbox clicked telling iPhoto to manage my library, so I don't know why it has most of the files locally but others still stored on the network drive.

    Can I just copy the file from the network drive to the iphoto library to overwrite the alias files? I know that mucking around in the library is a bad thing, but I really want to clean this up and I and can't seem to do it. I figured worst case I can recover from my time machine backup, but I would prefer to do it right if possible...
     
  2. theanimala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to bump, but really hoping someone knows a solution...
     

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