URGENT iPhoto messed up all my library

EarthNeutron

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So suddenly I got this iPhoto dialog box that told me that my library has some inconsistencies and that it needs to be repaired.


After "repairing" itself, I noticed that all of my photos are out of the events and that now, I have events made of just 2 or 3 photos.. WTTF?
 

maflynn

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Do you have a backup to restore from? That will be the easiest way to fix the issue.
 

EarthNeutron

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Do you have a backup to restore from? That will be the easiest way to fix the issue.
No...that's the worst part. Since I've upgraded to an SSD, I keep my iPhoto library on my external HDD and that doesn't back up with Time Machine.
 

maflynn

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Well the good news is it appears your images are there, just not in the organization you want - unless I misread your post.

Bummers on the backup :(

I'd highly recommend you get another external drive to clone/back up your current external drive.