2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2013 12:14 PM by Old Toad
ESLOK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Where is the data file for the apparantly LOST 3989 photo collection?  Reairing iPhoto database didn't work - in fact none of the options worked.  WHere can I find on the disk this missing data; or, have they been totally destroyed?

 

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  • 1. Re: This macbook pro iPhoto upgrade deleted 3989 photos.
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,865 points)

    Who knows? With that amount of information to work with, only the psychic could hazard a guess.

     

    So... what "macbook pro iPhoto upgrade" are you referring to? There hasn't been an iPhoto upgrade in months. Feel free to add any other useful information you can:

     

    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.

  • 2. Re: This macbook pro iPhoto upgrade deleted 3989 photos.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,715 points)

    Without knowing more details you can try this:

     

    Starting over from scratch with new library

     

    Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:

     

    1. Open the library package like this.

     

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    2. Launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.

     

    3. Drag the subfolders of the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from the open iPhoto Library package into the open iPhoto window a few at a time.

     

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    This will create a new library with the same Events (but not necessarily the same Event names) as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.

     

    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.

     

     

    OT