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Why did the iPhoto upgrade remove my iphoto library icon which had all of my pictures and dumped it into the trash? If I had emptied my trash I would have lost all of my pictures

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May 5, 2013 10:21 AM

I uploaded pictures from my camera to iphoto and then, by mistake, deleted the photos from my camera storage card. I edit pictures in iphoto and then two days later I installed the system and iphoto upgrade. When I went back to iphoto all of my pictures were gone, and the new iphoto library icon was without content. Therefore, I purchased a media storage recovery program which worked. But to my surprise, when I open my trash to empty content today, I noticed there was an iphoto icon. So I restored this to my desktop and immediately iphoto imported the pictures which were all of my previous uploads. I do not understand why iphoto application upgrades removes existing libraries and deposits them in the trash. Does any one have an explaination?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)

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