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iPhoto unexpectedly quit and lost pics

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lauyou1290 Calculating status...
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Feb 2, 2013 1:08 AM

I had just uploaded about 50 pics over the course of 3 hours, was importing movie to iMovie, iPhoto quit, reopened it and the pics I had uploaded were gone. There's an event where they were but has 0 pictures. What happened and how do I get them back ?!?

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,765 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 4:21 AM (in response to lauyou1290)

    What version of iPhoto? Assuming 09 or later...

     

    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.

     

    If that fails:

     

    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)

     

     

    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.

     

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. 

    Regards

     

    TD 

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