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Oct 31, 2012 8:46 AM

Only iPhoto thumbs remain.Original pictures no longer in library. What to do?

 

Anyone who cab help me out?

 

Kind regards, 

 

stebra

Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to stebra)

    No - except to tell you to restore your backup from just before this happened

     

    We can not help with no information

     

    What version of iPhoto do you have? what recently changed? why do you think that "Only iPhoto thumbs remain.Original pictures no longer in library. "?

     

    Any thing else that might let someone actually understand your issues so they can help

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to stebra)

    What do you see when you try to edit or view the thumbnails full sized?  What version of iPhoto and syhstem are you using? Did you apply any upgrades or updates just before this problem appeared?

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to stebra)

    What do you see in the window when you double click on the thumbnail?  A blank, black window?  A window with an exclamation point in a triangle? What?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to stebra)

    That's an indication that iPhoto has broken the file path/link tetween the thumbnail and original photos. Thereore, make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

     

    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #1, followed by #3 and then #4 as needed.

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.

     

    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

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