Hi Old Toad, Its the '11 9.2.3 version.
I'm unable to tell you if I can import photos as apparently I'm not registered and have to purchase a code.
However, I have tried to rebuild using iphoto library manager - it shows me the last photos I did have, but loads the iphotos as if it were a brand new program - which means i CAN import photos from scratch.
I've clicked on 'default' and 'relaunch iphotos', but it just opens as if its a new program and giving me the intro.
Have you ever encountered this? how can the photos be recovered?
Thanks alot for your response.