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Photos not existing in any event

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Oct 31, 2012 2:38 PM

Hello everybody,


Some of my photos are in the photos list, but are not in any event. When I right click on them in the photos list, and then on "show event", it shows me an existing event. But when I go directly in this event, they are not here.

Another problem, which is maybe related, is that after sync with my Iphone, I have some photos in some events that are not existing anymore on my mac. i have deleted these events. And I can't manage to delete these events and photos from my iphone, even after sync it again.


Thanks for your help

Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to MarinD)

    Every photo in your Library is in an Event. Are you sure they are not hidden?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 3:18 AM (in response to MarinD)

    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)



    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.



    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 





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