Restore from your back up.
For any other help:
Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS. So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :
- What version of iPhoto.
- What version of the Operating System.
- Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.
- History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?
- Are there error messages?
- What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.
- Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?
Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.
Posts that consist of "iPhoto doesn't work. Help" or "iPhoto won't print" or "Suddenly I have no photos!!!!!!!!!!" mean that any helper is simply guessing. More information means you get better assistance.
Thank you for this help.
I bought and downloaded Office Mac 2011 (which comprises W.P.X.Outlook, Messenger, MS Doc connection and Remote desktop connection)
The first thing I noticed was that certain fonts in my mail (Mac mail 5.3) appeared as 'x' s in boxes. I got around this by preparing the mail for reply and changing the font - I could then read it. I noticed that my screen saver had stopped using iPhoto files. Sometime later when I opened iPhoto I found it empty.
Iphoto is 9.2, Mac OS X 10.7.5, processor 2.5GHz Core i5, Memory 4GB 1333Mhz DDR3
I am not aware of any back up or in fact of just about anything - I used MS systems for 20 years as a 'numpty' user and had no problems Mac is obviously beyond me, having had it a year I still have no idea how 99% of stuff works - wish I'd saved my hard earned! Anyway that was to give helpers an idea as to the level of idiot they are dealing with. Whatever, all help gratefully accepted.
So, what you're saying is that your exactly the kind of person who should have a back up, because you have no idea what you're doing, and therefore at any point might accidentally trash important files. Just like the inexperienced driver is the one who should drive slowly with maximum caution.
But you don't.
Go to your Pictures Folder. Is there an item called iPhoto Library there?
Thanks again - I was under the impression that this super machine backed it's self up as I had hit something ages ago that said it would do it everytime it went to sleep - anyway I am where I am I have the photos elsewhere - Thank G. but it will take sometime to sort and load. So I am hoping that the pics are still here somewhere. Your question yes there is a file. I dragged it to desktop as a previous bit of advice I saw and it is empty. It has some flags in it now that I just put in using the 'import to library'
Given that you have a mess on your hands and have no idea what you are doing I suggest not movng things around or changing things without specific drections
The more you do random things the harder it is going to be to recover if it is still possible
As to backing up - no - good backup software (Time Machine) is supplied with your computer but it is up to you to set it up and use it - and since a backup required a seperate hard drive it is impossible for it to be done unless you provide the hardware required
Where is your iPhoto library now? what size is it?
Thanks Larry - should do - just not got the whatever.... (too old)
finder-applications-iphoto 1.11 GB says last opened 8 Oct 11 but was using it the other day?? It looks nothing like the screen print you have shown me.
Opening iPhoto Library opens the iphoto program and the left hand menu list under library shows - EVENTS<PHOTOS<FACES<PLACES all of which just bring up their lets get started page (except I now have 178 flags in there.
Thats it for tonight - thanks all who are trying too help.....
You are not reporting the size of the iPhoto library but are looking at its contents
However what you are reporting appears to indicate that you have no photos in it
go to the finder - open the pictures folder in the finder - select the iPhoto library in the finder and get info and tell us what size is
It is really important that you follow instruction and do not go off on your own doing things you do not understand - that is probably how you lost your photos (if you have - which unfortuantly it does look like right now)