Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 9:39 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks for your reply, however, doesn't work:
1. my iPhoto library is in a external HD, therefore it is not on my time machine backup.
2. I do have a backup, but this one is missing 4 of my books, because I was travelling when I did that.
I would love to find a way to recover my latest books!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to luciafromlabelle)
There's no way to recover teh books without a back up, I'm afraid.
And, btw, you can back up material on external disks with Time Machine, and there are many many other back up utilities vailable.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 11:44 AM (in response to luciafromlabelle)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 1:00 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi Old Toad
Thanks for your reply, my problem is that I use a MacAir, which has a small HD, than I have my iPhoto library on an EHD, and I do my time machine in another EHD.
I am trying (even went to apple genius bar) to ask how to add on the Time Machine, my EHD-iPhoto, they didn't know... Do you know how to do it?
Any chance I am going to be able to recover my BOOKs?
Also, another question. My iPhoto library is about 100gb, is that ok? Should I try to split my library? How should I do that?
Thanks a lot for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to luciafromlabelle)
Hi Old Toad again!
I Ready this post from you:
"Since the xml files are hosed try the following: open the iPhoto package and move the two Albumdata.xml files to the Desktop. Launch iPhoto which will rebuild the xml files. This may or may not recover the keepsakes, i.e. books, calendars, etc.
I know the horse is out of the barn but for future books you might consider what's described in Old Toad's Tutorial #9a - Archiving an iPhoto 7(08)/8(09) Book for Editing and/or Ordering at a Later Date. "
1. should I try to do the first step? Just to clarify: All the events, photos, albuns & smart albuns are there. Only the books, when I click on them, it doesn's show anything, keeps showing what I have selected before.
2. I ready your # 9a Tutorial. It has to be done 1 book at the time? I have about 30 books, how should I do it?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 6:49 PM (in response to luciafromlabelle)
If you remove and try to regenerate the xml file you will loose all keepsakes, i.e. books, calendars, etc. Those xml files are what iPhoto Library Manager uses to rebuild libraries which can't recover books.
#2 - if all your books are in one library you can follow 9a for each of them. Duplicate the library, delete all phoitos except those in the book your want to isolate and then burn the small book library to disk using the Finder.
I create a new library for each book. In my main library I group the photos I want to use into an album and copy that album to my book album with iPhoto Library Manager.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 9:06 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I'm trying to duplicate the iPhoto library, copyng the file from the EHD to a new EHD, 1t, however it crashes, giving the msg the file already exists.
The file is pretty big 110gb, it copies up to 72gb and stops
Thanks for your help
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi Old Toad
I'm trying to access you
Old Toad's Tutorial #9a - Archiving an iPhoto 7(08)/8(09) Book for Editing and/or Ordering at a Later Date. " but it's giving me an error. Could you please send me the link again, or your website where I can acess it?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Hi Old Toad, it's me agains.
I followed the tutorial
However the size of the new libraries I created, only with the book photos, are still the same size (GB) as my main/complete library. Even deleting all the other events/photos/albuns, keeping only the photos for that 1 book.
What should I do? My main/complete library has about 300GB.