5 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2012 1:51 PM by webthegreat
webthegreat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

iphoto for some reason does not have any of my photo's, it is blank like I just initiated using the application.  I have hundreds of photos that I cannot now find.  Any suggestion as to what happened?  or How can I recover the files?

 

webthegreat.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: iphoto lost all files what is the cause?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,875 points)

    Usual causes:

     

    1. Database corruption

     

    2. You've inadvertently created a new Library

     

    Simple and surefire solution: restore from your back up.

     

    For any more you'll need to at least tell us if there is more than one library in your Pictures Folder and the version of iPhoto you have.

     

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 2. Re: iphoto lost all files what is the cause?
    webthegreat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found the library on an external disk where I had made a copy.  I apparently then erased the original from my hard drive.  When I copied it back to he Picture folder, and tried to open Iphoto, I get an error message "Check with the developer to make sure iPhoto works with this version of Mac OS X.  You may need to reinstall the application........

     

    I will try to re-install the application next.

     

    Question about time machine:  Where can I find the file on time machine?  I transferred the file in mid April, going back to February - I could not find the file on time machine.  Where do I look for that type of file?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Webthegreat

  • 3. Re: iphoto lost all files what is the cause?
    webthegreat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhoto version is 9.2.3 and OS is 10.7.3

     

    Webthegreat

  • 4. Re: iphoto lost all files what is the cause?
    webthegreat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I re-installed IPhoto from ILife 11.  Now I get the message that states:

     

    "You can't open your current photo library using this version of iPhoto.  You have made changes to your photo library using a newer version of iPhoto.  Do you want to quit and use the latest version of IPhoto, or do you want to create a new photo library? 

     

    The only option is to Quit!

  • 5. Re: iphoto lost all files what is the cause?
    webthegreat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Success,  Thanks for the assistance. I still need to know how to find the library on the time machine.

     

    Webthegreat.