7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 12:35 PM by Terence Devlin
EJH1503 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can anyone please help. This morning i probably did something wrong and lost a whole lot of pictures, and for some reason i cant seem to find them. It probably has to do with the change of the library

 

Many thanls in advance.

EJ


MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • 1. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    GOsh - this morning my care would not start - help me

     

    we only know what you tell us and so far you have only told us that you have a problem

     

    What did you do this morning that might have been wrong? What version of iPhoto and of the OS?

     

    exactly what does

    It probably has to do with the change of the library

    mean

     

    Why do you think that you 

    lost a whole lot of pictures,

    We need exact details to be able to help

     

    LN

  • 2. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    EJH1503 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have Iphoto 9.4.2. and OS X 10.8.2

     

    I think i lost these pictures because when i open Iphoto they dont appear anymore.

  • 3. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    And

     

    What did you do this morning that might have been wrong? What version of iPhoto and of the OS?

     

    exactly what does

    It probably has to do with the change of the library

     

    mean

    ??

     

    I would love to help but unless you supply needed information and answer direct questions it is not possible

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    EJH1503 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Larry thanks for trying, but as a first time apple user, im not sure as to what went wrong, all i see is that some 500 pictures are gone when i open iphoto, they re not in the trash and when i click the file (Iphoto Library_2) where i believe the pictures are then nothing happens, please see below the screenshot i took from finder/pictures

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 8.04.08 PM.png

    If this is still abacadraba to you then I suggest I take my macbook to a store to see if they help me out.

     

    Nonetheless many thanks,

    EJ

  • 5. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    First off you need to figure out why you have three (or maybe more) copies of the iPhoto library

     

    And describing what you did this rnorning wold be helpful

     

    as a start check each of your libraries - one of them may be the correct one adn you may be able to delete the other ones (do not delete any unless you are sure since you can not updo a deleteed file)

     

    Depress the option key and launch iPhoto - select each library in order and test it - keep track of which is which

     

    LN

  • 6. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    EJH1503 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    None of them contained the pictures. I have also seen another file

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 8.43.15 PM.png

    but when i try to open that one i get the following message

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 8.42.30 PM.png

  • 7. Re: Iphoto - lost my pictures
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,855 points)

    You're trying to import an iPhoto Library.

     

    Never import one Library to another. Every version and thumbnail is imported like a distinct photo, you lose all your Albums, Keywords etc., the link between Original and Previews is destroyed, the non-destructive editing feature is ruined and so on. In summary: it's mess.