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Incomplete albums after update to 9.4

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Nov 13, 2012 2:09 PM

After the update to iPhoto 9.4 all albums are incomplete, so are the photo books (created from the albums...) I tried to restore the photo book data from time machine, but it did not work. They showed for two seconds in iPhoto in the photo book - then they vanished picture by picture. Seems to me as if iPhoto created randomly only parts of the albums after the update, some are almost complete, others are almost empty. So the photo book is not able to create the informations it needs to show the pictures. It's all there on time machine, but i'm not able to restore it or iphoto wont have restored it... Pretty weird, anyone whit the same problem here - and the solution...?

 

Thanks, Marco from Switzerland

iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to bigbreak)

    What do you mean by album?  The albums in the left hand pane of iPhoto or books? By incomplete do you mean many of the thumbnails are missing entirely and you have fewer thumbnails in the album or some of the frames are empty in the book pages? 

     

    Can you describe in more detail?

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to bigbreak)

    Are the pictures still in their Events or missing from the library entirely?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to bigbreak)

    I think you'll just have to repopulate the albums and books and continue on unless you have a backup copy of your iPhoto Library from before the update that you can restore.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to bigbreak)

    You have to restore the entire iPhoto Library to get the albums and books back.

     

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    If the first restored library loses photos then delete it, go back in time in TM and resotore another version.  Be sure to select Keep Both when you restore so you keep your current library which may have photos the restored library doesn't.

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to bigbreak)

    The only files that are in the ProjectCache folder are thumbnails for the book's pages.  The rest of the book is an entry(s) in the database file. 

     

    If you can restore the library w/book from Time Machine before you updated iPhoto you could install the earlier version of iPhoto also with Time Machine and give it a try.

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