12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2013 12:03 AM by Terence Devlin
jackmk24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i was using the disk usage scan on mackeeper and saw that my pictures were taking up a lot of space. i meant to just click photo booth  to remove its photos, but i must have not noticed that iphoto was also slelected; thus ALL of my photos, albums and files that were stored in iPhoto are gone. My iPhoto is completely empty - and it looks as if i have never used it before. is there any way to reverse this and restore all of my photos, albums and files that were saved/stored in iPhoto?!  I am trying to the recovery files option on mackeeper and have clicked to restore images but it says it will take 7+ hours and the live chat helper believes that image files will be restored but not organized into the original albums ....unfortunately, I am in N. Ireland and my external harddrive with the backup files is in the States - and I will not be returning anytime in the near future! I would really like a "quick, easy" fix to restore all of my photos, and to have them organized in their albums. Any suggestions?

 

 

  Model Name:          MacBook

  Model Identifier:          MacBook4,1

  Version: 10.5.8

 

  iPhoto '09

  Version: 8.1.2 (424)

 

Please help!

Cheers!


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    1 - get rid of MacKeeper! See this User Tip re it

     

    2 - No there is no "Magic" fix except restore your backup from before you ran MacKeeper

     

    3 - Or use disk recover software like File Salvage to recover your photos and start over with a new library

     

    LN

  • 2. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    jackmk24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, LarryHN. I am using a disk recover software at the moment and should have file recovered over the next day or so! As far as restoring my backup from before I ran MacKeeper, what are you referring to and how would I go about doing so?

     

    Thanks!

    JK

  • 3. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    jackmk24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there any way to reverse or undo the "removal" process under Disk Usage in MacKeeper - or a way to reverse/undo emptying the trash?

     

     

    Below, I have copied the Log Files from MacKeeper.log to help spell out what I did by accident - In the case that it may help finding a resolution to reversing the mistake:

     

     

    20110903085959|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120121093651|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120121093737|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto

    20120121093933|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/da.lproj

    20120121093934|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/Dutch.lproj

    20120121093935|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/fi.lproj

    20120121093936|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/French.lproj

    20120121093937|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/German.lproj

    20120121093939|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj

    20120121093940|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj

    20120121093940|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj

    20120121093941|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/no.lproj

    20120121093941|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/pl.lproj

    20120121093942|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/pt.lproj

    20120121093942|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/pt_PT.lproj

    20120121093943|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/ru.lproj

    20120121093943|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj

    20120121093943|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/sv.lproj

    20120121093944|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lproj

    20120121093944|info|CLanguageStripper|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lproj

    20120227231646|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120410085536|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120507051444|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120708234044|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120810003456|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20120810003535|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Frameworks/MobileMe.framework/MobileMe

    20120810003535|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Frameworks/ProXTCore.framework/ProXTCore

    20120810003535|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Frameworks/UpgradeChecker.framework/UpgradeCh ecker

    20120810003535|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/NetServices/Frameworks/BDControl.framework/BD Control

    20120810003535|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/NetServices/Frameworks/BDRuleEngine.framework /BDRuleEngine

    20120810003535|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/NetServices/Frameworks/NetServices.framework/ NetServices

    20120810003536|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/PlugIns/AdjustmentsPlugin.plugin/Contents/Mac OS/AdjustmentsPlugin

    20120810003536|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/PlugIns/EffectsPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/E ffectsPlugin

    20120810003536|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/PlugIns/Enhance2Filter.plugin/Contents/MacOS/ Enhance2Filter

    20120810003536|info||user=jackieknowles|Stripped binary (i386): /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/PlugIns/RemoveBlemishFilter.plugin/Contents/M acOS/RemoveBlemishFilter

    20121014164340|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20121107231008|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20130422231014|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20130429002238|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20130706122855|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20130706125335|info|CDiskExplorer|user=jackieknowles|Moved item to the Trash: /Users/jackieknowles/Pictures/iPhoto Library

     

     

     

    Please help!

     

     

    Cheers!

    Jackie

     

     

    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

  • 4. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    Jackie,

    MacKeeper did a really thorough stop. It did not only remove the photos from your iPhoto Library, it deleted all database files, the iPhoto application, all cached preference files and setup files. All information about events, albums, ratings, captions that is stored in the iPhoto Library is gone.

     

    /Applications/iPhoto.app

     

    /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto

    20110903085959|info|ZBCacheCleaner|user=jackieknowles|Removed: /Users/jackieknowles/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto


    0130706125335|info|CDiskExplorer|user=jackieknowles|Moved item to the Trash: /Users/jackieknowles/Pictures/iPhoto Library


    Wait, till you can access your backup drive at home, unless someone at your home can mount it and share it for you on a computer that you can access via internet.

     

    Léonie

  • 5. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    jackmk24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for responding - and for crushing my optimism to get this resolved So, there is no way to reverse this or to retreive even the most recent of photos? Are they really gone forever?!

  • 6. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)

    I am sure, the recovery software you are running will be able to restore many of your photos, i.e. if you do nothing with your computer that may write to disk. But this will give you mainly an unstructured collection of image files and all your library organization will have to be recreated manually.

    I am using a disk recover software at the moment and should have file recovered over the next day or so

    Which recovery software are you using? They are usually pretty good at extracting image files and audio files.

  • 7. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    jackmk24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ATM, I am using Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery ...do you suggest a different one?

  • 8. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    As you asked me to review this thread:

     

    The best you can even hope to do is recover the files. Then you can start a new Library. But there is no way to recover the library and the organisation therein.

     

    It's a painful lesson, but the only alternative is a back up.

  • 9. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,710 points)
    .do you suggest a different one?

     

    I have used Disk Drill - it found nearly all image files and audio files - at least the jpegs. Wait, what your program will turn up. The less you use your mac right now, the more you will be able to recover. Remember, the files you deleted from the Trash are now considered to be free space on your drive, and every time your computer writes something to the disk, it may erase a part of an image file.

  • 10. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,670 points)

    You seem to keep asking for MacKeeper support - you need to get that from them - no experianced users here would touch it do to the problems it causes

     

    As to your  bakcup - only you knwo how your are backing up - based on your original post It sounds like you are not backing up adn onlyhave an old backup far away

     

    I thpought my response was clear and concise - either restore a backup or use file recovery and start over with a new library - after getting MacKeeper off your system

     

    Sorry - but using rogue software (many consider it Malware) like MacKeeper is dangerous - doing it without a good current backup is a recipie for disaster - which I'm afraid you have

     

    LN

  • 11. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    mac-expert123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    I used  Kernel Recovery For Macintosh software.

  • 12. Re: accidentally removed pics from iphoto with mackeeper. anyway to restore pics in original albums?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    I doubt you did, somehow. That website is terminally confused and can't tell Mac from Windows. You could do a lot of damage to your mac with software like that.