1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 19, 2011 7:41 AM by Terence Devlin
DTurnerMac Level 1 (0 points)

i opened iphoto up one day, and everything has gone, it just looks like the iphoto welcome screen. But thankfully my photos are still in the folder but iphoto cant seem to find them, what do i do ?


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,910 points)

    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 Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords 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. .