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LOST ALL PHOTOS IN IPHOTO, NEED HELP PRONTO!

590 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 8:56 AM by kellystewart RSS
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Nov 18, 2012 7:18 PM

I opened iPhotos and it said import library, i cannot find any of my photos. I just lost over two years of photos.I NEED HELP!

I have the most updated version of iphoto and software for apple.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to kellystewart)

    The exact error message woudl be very helpful and knowing exactlhy what you did - there is no time that iPhoto ever says "import library"

     

    if you depress the option kwy and launch iPhoto and use the select library option what do you see? If there are multiple libraries test each of them

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to kellystewart)

    You NEVER import an iPhoto library!

     

    As I sugested in the previous post depress and hold the option key and launch iPhoto - use the select library command - test each livrary that appears there

     

    if you depress the option key and launch iPhoto and use the select library option what do you see? If there are multiple libraries test each of them

    What happend when you did that?

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to kellystewart)

    What versions of iPhoto and system are you running?  Did you perform any updates or upgrades just prior to this problem occurring?

     

    If you open the library again do you get the same message?  If so take a screenshot of it and post the screenshot here using the camera icon in the tool bar.

     

    How big does the Finder say your library is?  Big enough to still hold your photos or about the size of an empty library?

     

    Open the library with the Finder as shown below:

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    To to the Originals or Masters folder and check to see if there are any image files in the subfolders. DO NOT make any changes or any kind to the files or folders while looking inside the library package.

     

    Let us know what you find in those subfolders.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to kellystewart)

    Just to make sure there's not a library hiding in an area that Spotlight can't search download and use the shareware  Find Any File  to search for "Library6.iPhoto", a file that is in every iPhoto library.  If there's a library hiding somewhere, FAF will find it.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to kellystewart)
    but there was nothing,

     

    What do you mean by nothing?  Was that file in the new library that you Mom create?  If so the library is history.

     

    You could download and run   SubrosaSoft FileSalvage in demo mode to see if it can detect enough of your missing photos that are recoverable to make it worth while to purchase the app and recover them.

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