1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 21, 2012 12:59 PM by Terence Devlin
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Hey Guys

 

Can anyone help me?

 

I have a problem with Iphoto, my photo library has completely dissapeared on my Imac and I cannot seem to pull this back, my photos have effectively dissapeared.

 

Ive also found around the same time that my Iphoto on my Macbook Pro has started doing weird things with the photos in the library but wont allow me to attach them or click on them, when I click on some of them to expand I get a blurred exclamation mark like this "!"

 

The only thing I can think of is this something to do with Mobile me? and the ICloud upgrade? I am on Mobile Me and havent upgraded yet

 

Any thoughts and solutions would be greatly appreciated, preferably simple steps please as not massively Mac au fait

 

Thanks 


I Mac 24/ Macbook Pro and IPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,075 points)

    I have a problem with Iphoto, my photo library has completely dissapeared on my Imac and I cannot seem to pull this back, my photos have effectively dissapeared.

     

    What happens when you launch iPhoto? Is there an  iPhoto Library in your Pictures Folder?

     

    t my Iphoto on my Macbook Pro has started doing weird things with the photos in the library but wont allow me to attach them or click on them, when I click on some of them to expand I get a blurred exclamation mark like this "!"

     

    The ! turns up when iPhoto loses the connection between the thumbnail in the iPhoto Window and the file it represents.

     

     

    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. .

     

    Regards

     

    TD