6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 10:02 AM by Old Toad
lc27junior Level 1 Level 1

I accidently deleted iphoto; how do I get it back for free?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Where did it come from in the first place?



    Happy New Year

  • elmac Level 5 Level 5

    Hi, can you elaborate:- Which Apple Product?  OS? Do you have your original install disks? Any BackUp?


  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10

    To re-install iPhoto


    1. Put the iPhoto.app in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)


    2a: On 10.5:  Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.


    2b: On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows:  In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type




    2c: on 10.7 they're at




    A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.


    3. Re-install.


    If you purchased an iLife Disk, then iPhoto is on it.


    If iPhoto was installed on your Mac when you go it then it’s on the System Restore disks that came with your Mac. Insert the first one and opt to ‘Install Bundled Applications Only.


    If you purchased it on the App Store or have a Recent Mac you can find it in your Purchases List.

  • BrantReader Level 1 Level 1

    Awesome thank you!

  • markfromhoppers Level 1 Level 1

    10.7.5 Mac Pro - No disks included...

    The only iPhoto files I see in the receipts folder are below.





    Now what?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    It would be the  .bom (bill of materials) file. You'll have to go to the App Store, click on Purchases button



    and redownload iPhoto from there.