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Can't Find Pictures in Time Capsule

3613 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2009 7:54 AM by Terence Devlin RSS
themothertucker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 22, 2009 5:33 PM
OK, I'm a little stumped here. When I open Time Capsule, the "Search For" section is grayed out so I can't press "all images" and when I open my home folder and press pictures, only the iPhoto icon comes up. If I click on it, it's just the icon. WHere are my pictures being backed up to? This is one of the sole reasons I got time capsule.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Jeremy P Level 3 Level 3 (740 points)
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    Mar 23, 2009 12:20 AM (in response to themothertucker)
    It's a little unclear what you are talking about. You presumably got Time Capsule to use as a backup disk for Time Machine. In order to access the backups you need to invoke Time Machine. Is this what you are doing? If you want to recover photos from iPhoto the simplest way is to open iPhoto and then either Enter Time Machine off its menu or choose Browse Backups from the file menu in iPhoto.

    If the pictures you want to look at are somewhere other than iPhoto then open that location on your boot disk and then enter Time Machine (Time Capsule must be connected to your system and its sparse bundle mounted for any of these things to work of course).
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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,695 points)
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:13 AM (in response to themothertucker)
    To access photos in Time Machine Launch iPhoto and go File -> Browse Backups.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,695 points)
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    Mar 23, 2009 7:54 AM (in response to themothertucker)
    If you use iPhoto then it’s the iPhoto Library that is backed up, and the correct way to restore is via the File -> Show back ups option or simply to restore the entire iPhoto Library.

    That said, you can access the actual photo files in the back ups by right clicking on the iPhoto Library and going ‘Show Package Contents’.

    Standard warning

    Don't change anything in the iPhoto Library Folder via the Finder or any other application. iPhoto depends on the structure as well as the contents of this folder. Moving things, renaming things or otherwise making changes will prevent iPhoto from working and could even cause you to damage or lose your photos.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM

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