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Photos lost

464 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2012 6:10 PM by LarryHN RSS
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Oct 6, 2012 9:19 PM

I just tried to import photos to my iPhoto from my iPhone.  I got an error that my hard disk is almost full, but iPhoto said all the photos were successfully transported, so I deleted them from my phone.  Now the photos aren't showing up on iPhoto anywhere.  On my phone there's just a bunch of black empty spots where the photos were.  (I was not using iCloud.)


Does anyone have any idea where the photos might be?  If they were successfully downloaded, shouldn't they be somewhere?  The black spots on my iPhone means they're still be recognized on some level, right? 


Please, any help would be so appreciated.  The photos are irreplaceable, and I am completely beside myself. 

iPhone 4S
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 9:50 PM (in response to KSUstu22)

    How much free space do you have on your Mac?



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to KSUstu22)

    Never ever use the finder to make and changes if any sort to the contents or structure of the iPhoto library. You very likely have corrupted your library


    As to space you need a minimum of 10GB at all times for system operation   Clean up is not likely to resolve your basic problem. You probably will have to purchase an external hard drive and move your iTunes library to it. Then after you have adaquate free dusk space fixing damage to your iPhoto library. Once it is working then moving it to the EHD too



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to KSUstu22)

    Yes. Copying the photos is ok. I thought you moved them


    Yes things should not get worse if you do not add data although if you could delete some unneeded files it would be good. If you have an iPhone you might delete the iPhone cache. It can be large and is safe to delete. Right click on your iPhoto library and show package contents. You can delete the iPhone cache and empty the trash




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