photos not displaying in iphoto

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  1. waveslider macrumors newbie

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    I recently changed my hard drive in my macbook, I managed to download my photos on to the macbook but they don't show up in iphoto

    I can see them if I go to pictures > iphoto library > originals, but not if I just open up iphoto

    I have tried File > import to library, but all I get is a message saying
    "the following file cannot be imported.(The file is in the iphoto library folder)"

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    Close down iPhoto, hold down cmd & alt (or Apple and Option if you have an old keyboard) and click the iPhoto icon.

    You will be presented options to rebuild the iPhoto library and thumbnails etc.

    Worth a shot.
     
  3. waveslider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks RemarkabLee, Just tried this - no sucess :confused:
     
  4. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    Okay next, I would close iPhoto again. Rename the iPhoto Library in your pictures folder to 'backupiphoto' or something, now fire up iPhoto again, which should create a fresh library folder.

    Go to the iPhoto preferences and make sure the option to 'copy photos into iphoto library' is enabled - otherwise it will only link to the original location.

    Now you are ready to import from backupiphoto/originals - which should import and copy into the new library.

    Once the import is complete, you should be in a position to trash the backupiphoto folder.

    Obviously ensure the new library is working correctly before you permanently empty the trashcan.
     
  5. waveslider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    FANTASTIC, that worked

    Thanks RemarkabLee, all 7000 photos back where they belong.
     

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