My wife has a 5 year-old iMac 21 that has been doggy lately due to a huge iphoto gallery. I recently attempted to delete a few of my pictures but wasn't paying attention (an old man with ADD) and viola, lost all of her photos. Luckily, we have all photos backuped to May 2013 on an old LeCie external hard drive. Unfortunately, iphoto has labeled the file as "backup" and cannot be moved to the main library. I have been able to "preview" the photos but cannot get iPhoto to recognize them. All attempts to "option" the "other library" reveals the camera photos and "downloads," but the iPhoto library remains visible but not accessible. The size of this folder 107.85 GB compounds this problem. How can I get my wee-derriere out of hot water?