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Iphoto photos are gone?

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furnival123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 27, 2013 11:15 AM

My iphotos are gone?

 

It started with a box Your Start up disk is almost full!

 

 

Mac OS  Start up disk has no more space.!

 

Then photos in iphoto have disappeared!

 

Been into master folder tried dragging into a iphoto sas NO "change libaries", Changed to Apperature libaries and still won't work???

 

Please can someone help?

 

I have done backup on external harddrive, but that has only put it into year order, not all the sub folder titles that I had them in.

 

HELP Please?

 

I have old style ipad, and iphone 4, also

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.0.1, iphone4, and ipad
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to furnival123)

    How much free space do you have on your boot drive.  Select the drive on the Desktop and type Command+i to bring up its Info window:

    HDinfowindow.PNG

     

    If you're down to less than 1-2 GB you're in serious trouble.  If that's the case you should immediatedly move or delete files off of your hard drive until you get a minimum of 10GB of free space.  That's what's needed for reliable performance of the system and applications.  If you don't you might get to a point where your MBP locks up, crashes and won't be able to reboot due to insufficient space for swap and cache files

     

    Don't to anything else until we find out how much free space there is.

     

    OT

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to furnival123)

    - What is your OS version?

    - What is your version of iPhoto?

    - do you use Time Machine?

    - do you have a Time Machine backup from before the issue started?

    - how much free space is on your computer?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to KarenSelena)

    My iphotos are gone?

     

    It started with a box Your Start up disk is almost full!

     

     

    Mac OS  Start up disk has no more space.!

     

    Then photos in iphoto have disappeared!

     

    If you are out of disk space (and we need to verify since rarely this can be a false error message) then your photos may be gone from your Mac and only on your source (camera) or backup

     

    Exactly how large is your hard drive and how much free space do you have on it?

     

    Been into master folder tried dragging into a iphoto sas NO "change libaries",

     

    ! - it is a really bad idea to go into the Masters folder and if you drag things around in it you will destroy your library - do not ever make changes to the content of the iPhoto library without specific instructions from a very experianced iPhoto expert

     

    2 - "dragging into a iphoto sas NO "change libaries"," - please explain as this makes no sense at all

     

    Changed to Apperature libaries and still won't work???

    OK what happens when you try to open the library with Aperature?

     

     

    I have done backup on external harddrive, but that has only put it into year order, not all the sub folder titles that I had them in.

    What exactly does this mean? What backup software are you using? Are you backing up the iPhoto library intact or only photos from it?

     

    HELP Please?

     

    Waht version of iPhoto and of the OS

     

    We can only help if you provide details and if you answer specific questions so we can understand what you have and what is going on

     

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to furnival123)

    Best bet is to pruchase an external hard drive immediatelhy and move you iPhoto library and iTunes library to it - for iPhoto

     

    Moving the iPhoto library is safe and simple - quit iPhoto and drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity to the external drive - depress the option key and launch iPhoto using the "select library" option to point to the new location on the external drive - fully test it and then trash the old library on the internal drive (test one more time prior to emptying the trash)

     

     

    And be sure that the External drive is formatted Mac OS extended (journaled) (iPhoto does not work with drives with other formats) and that it is always available prior to launching iPhoto

     

     

    And backup soon and often - having your iPhoto library on an external drive is not a backup and if you are using Time Machine you need to check and be sure that TM is backing up your external drive

     

     

    LN

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