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Time Machine/IPhoto Where are my videos ?

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Jan 13, 2013 10:21 AM

I've just reinstalled Mac OSX (Snow Leopard).

Before that, I saved everything on a hard drive with Time Machine. Now, I have re-imported my iphoto library. It's working but ALL MY VIDEOS are now jpg files !!! How can I recover my .mov files ??

Does anyone knows what I'm talking about ?

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • steve626 Level 4 Level 4 (1,395 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Fluxizote)

    I'm wondering if the issue comes from the fact that you "reimported" your library. What did you do to "reimport"?

     

    The way to restore from a Time Machine backup of the iPhoto Library is to enter Time Machine, go to the backed up view showing the backed up iPhoto Library file (folder -- it's actually a folder that looks like a file), and restore the entire iPhoto Library from the Time Machine backup to the Pictures folder where it belongs.

     

    I would have guessed, however, that you restored your entire disk or user account from Time Machine? That should have brought back the entire iPhoto Library intact.

  • steve626 Level 4 Level 4 (1,395 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Fluxizote)

    I suggest doing what I indicated earlier -- namely running Time Machine, and from that program, navigate through your backup (or backups, if you did mutiple ones) to that iPhoto Library file, select the iPhoto Library by clicking once on it, and use the Restore option (lower right button from within Time Machine). I think the way you did it does not bring all the information back.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to Fluxizote)

    That is incorrect

     

    You do not go "into" the time machine disk - you use Time machine to "restore" files or folders - launch TM adn go to the tiem you want to restore from - select the iPhoto library and click restore

     

    TM does not store disk images - it keeps everything and when you restore it reassembles what you are restoring for the time you want

     

    See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    LN

  • steve626 Level 4 Level 4 (1,395 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 6:28 PM (in response to Fluxizote)

    Can you explain a bit more about the symptom of this problem?

     

    Do the movies show up in iPhoto? If so, what happens when you double click on one of these movies? Does it play, or does QuickTime player open?

     

    What does the information pane reveal about one of these movies? What happens when you select Get Info for one of your movies?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 6:41 PM (in response to Fluxizote)

    That is a symptom of having exported the current version of a video and then importing it to a new library - have you every exported yoru photos and then imported into a new library?

     

    L:N

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