Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to Asthildur)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Omg again - here r the info
- iPhoto 11, 9.4.3 (720.91)
- Mac OS X Version 10.7.5
- Details: I had AppleTV last week so I´ve been going through my Photostream to share it in my tv. So I was going into some of the old folders (I did that also over the weekend - then no prob) but then someof them were empty? But others ok?
-History: Started today ;/ Got AppleTv last week - the only thing which is new.
- No error message - no questions nor nothing!
- Nothing unusal with the setup of the AppleTv.
- I use the iPhoto for personal use - family photos etc.
Hmmm maybe not so much extra info?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Asthildur)
What do you mean by going into some of the old folder? Were were these folders located? The only folders in iPhoto are virtual and can only hold albums, other folders or books, cards, etc.
So we're on the same page;
This is a folder and only exists in the source pane along with albums, books, etc.
These are albums:
An Event is the basic container of iPhoto and are here:
So can you describe what you did again?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 12:54 AM (in response to Asthildur)
If the photos are missing then restore from your back up.
Or try and rebuild the database.
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:
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.