Photos in IPhoto gone!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bobbybunny, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. bobbybunny macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have the 17inch Imac Intel core duo (Tiger) with the airport extreme base station. I recently had trouble connecting to the internet using the airport, but that problem was fixed by reseting the base station.

    I noticed that all my photos have disappeared from my iphoto library....can anyone help on how i can retrieve them. Thanks!
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Did you do anything crazy like rename your home folder? Is iTunes okay?

    When you launch iPhoto, hold down the option key - then when it asks you to select a Library select /Users/<yourusername>/Pictures/iPhoto Library
     
  3. bobbybunny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Itunes is fine. I did notice that when i reset the base station, it has a new name. It was apple network (with a bunch of numbers) and now it's Rob's Home Computer. Could that have something to do with it?
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Have no idea. Did you try to browse to your library?
     
  5. bobbybunny thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Spotlight for iPhoto Library and check your Trash.
     
  7. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    So you open iPhoto and what happens?

    Do you see anything? Does iPhoto tell you that there is no library?

    Cheers.
     
  8. bobbybunny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I open iphoto and it prompts me to start a new library. As if i just got the computer and haven't loaded any photos on it yet.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    This means your library was moved or deleted. You can use spotlight to see if you accidently moved it (or accidently renamed your home folder), and if you deleted it - well, you might want to invest in some file recovery software such as FileSalvage.
     

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