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event photos have disappeared

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Sep 13, 2013 11:31 AM

I created an event from some photos taken on an iPhone 5 in iPhoto. I gave the event an name then made a few edits, keywords etc.  Everything was ok.

The next time I opened iPhoto the event appears to be empty. The key photo has been replaced by:

 

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and it looks like there is no photos in the event however when you open the event up the photos are there.  What has went wrong?

iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to alistaircrooks)

    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 early versions of Library Manager it's the File -> Rebuild command. In later versions it's under the Library menu.)

     

    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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