Photos - Restore computer from Time Machine backup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LV426, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Watch out. When you do this, it repairs the Photos library as a matter of course, but it doesn't appear to rebuild thumbnail previews. That renders your library more or less useless. Can't say what happens when you have iCloud photos enabled.

    Does anyone know how to force Photos to rebuild thumbnails (apart from tediously applying an edit to every photo)?
  2. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO
    You can try rebuilding the Photos library:
    1) Quit Photos if it is open.
    2) Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
    3) Open Photos.
    4) Keep the keys held down until you are prompted to rebuild the library.
  3. LV426 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Sadly, this doesn't rebuild thumbnails.

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