Mojave deleted all photos

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by infiniteroad, Oct 22, 2018.

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  1. infiniteroad macrumors newbie

    infiniteroad

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    I just updated to Mojave and my entire photo album is now empty!! Is this supposed to be the case? What happened? The photos are all in iCloud so I hopefully have not lost anything but I would like to understand what is going on before downloading them all again. Thank to anyone who can help.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 604

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    is there a Photos Library in Home>Pictures? how big is it? try opening Photos holding the option key, and point it to that Library file (IF it's there, and a large file)....
     
  3. infiniteroad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much, fisherking, for your prompt reply. I have now discovered the problem. My hard drive has two partitions: one with the system files and the other with the user accounts. When I upgraded I seem to have lost access to the one with the user accounts (and the photos) and a new user account was created in the system file partition with no photos in it. So now I just have to recover access to the other partition!
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 604

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    ah, good you figured it out (and good luck sorting it out). btw, why is your drive partitioned? seems unnecessary on a modern system; anyway, just curious...
     
  5. infiniteroad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know. this is how my system manager at work sets it up, but it seems it might change now that this problem arose. The inks again for your prompt replies.
     

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