URGENT iPhoto messed up all my library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EarthNeutron, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular

    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?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Do you have a backup to restore from? That will be the easiest way to fix the issue.
     
  3. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

    EarthNeutron

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    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.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    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.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You can set TM to backup an external drive.
     

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