Hello, I hope this is the 'right' forum for this question. I did a bunch of research on this problem, but so far, none of the solutions I've seen are a match - or work. I'm running OS 10.9.4 and use time machine. One of my external drives has been flaky, and when I went to copy that data to a new drive, it would copy for a while and then it would lock up. Then I went and copied from the Time Machine drive to my new drive, and it seemed to copy all the data - which included the iPhoto library file. Unfortunately, when I point iPhoto to that file - it's grayed out and I can't open it. I then tried to restore that particular file from Time Machine to the new drive, in a new location, and I got the same result. When I looked through a few weeks worth of backups on TM, I noticed that the file size was 30MB, 500MB, or some other odd numbers, but nowhere near the 5GB or so that I know is in the library. So - are those the incremental adds each time there's a backup? Either way - if you can offer some advice so that I can restore this file, that would be great. If there's no easy solution, I'll just pull the drive out of the enclosure and connect it to an eSATA hub. I'd rather not do that - as I'd like to understand how one of these package files can be restored correctly. Thank you!