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iPhoto & Time Machine

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ThomDennis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 16, 2008 5:24 PM
Hi
I've just copied several hundred photos to another machine and then I deleted the events from iPhoto. Then I realised that I needed the Event titles so I went into Time Machine and found that it restores the photos but not the event titles.
Is there any way of retrieving the titles?
Thanks
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Mar 16, 2008 6:19 PM (in response to ThomDennis)
    I am not using Time Machine but have you tried going to the File menu in iPhoto and using the browse backup command?

    LN
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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Mar 24, 2008 3:34 PM (in response to ThomDennis)
    so I went into Time Machine...


    and

    Backup in my view an unreliable product


    So, which is it, Back Up or Time Machine?

    Regards

    TD
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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Mar 24, 2008 3:41 PM (in response to ThomDennis)
    Backup is an entirely different program and has nothing to do with time machine - you originally said you were using time machine and now are complaining about backup - which are you using?

    LN

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Mar 24, 2008 4:39 PM (in response to ThomDennis)
    If you want to get the titles back then restore the entire iPhoto library from a point in time just before you deleted the photos. That will get you back the titles.



    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
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  • aubiem Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 20, 2008 12:15 PM (in response to Old Toad)
    How exactly do you do that?
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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Apr 20, 2008 12:24 PM (in response to aubiem)
    Go to the pictures folder, click on the library and activate Time Machine. Then go back in TM to a time just before you deleted the pictures, select the library in the window and click on the Restore button in the lower right of the screen. That will replace your current library with the backup of that date and time. Be sure you haven't imported any photos between the time of the backup being restored and your current library as they will be lost.

    OT
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  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,155 points)
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    May 13, 2008 7:32 PM (in response to ThomDennis)
    Sure, just drag the newly imported photos to a folder on your desktop. Then, after restoring your iPhotoLibrary to the point before you deleted the other photos you want recovered, reimport the folder of new photos. You will have to retitle them, but probably there are just a few of them, and at least you will have all of them in your library.
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