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arj-89 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello guys,


24 hours after I install Mountain Lion & update iPhoto to 9.3.2, I lost all the photos.

right now all what I did is restoring the photo library data, like how many albums, how many pictures in each album, number of events and stuff like that. but without a single photo.



help mE guys, please

22009 photos been lost

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    Restore from the back up you made before updating.

  • arj-89 Level 1 (0 points)

    I didn't backup , all what i did was copying the iPhoto Library in /user/Picturs/ , and after i lost the photos i tried to " restore it ", but i couldn't make it right 4 some resone !! i only get the data & details, but not the photo ..


  • allydc Level 1 (0 points)

    Ive got this problem to....

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)
    all what i did was copying the iPhoto Library in /user/Picturs/


    Where were you copying it to?


    Try this:  make a temporary, backup copy (select the library and type Command+D) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:


    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.



    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #1, followed by #3 and then #4.


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.


    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.




  • arj-89 Level 1 (0 points)

    both didn't works,.

    is there any folder in the system that have all the photos from iPhoto so i could retore it ?? because i think its been deleted after the update.

  • arj-89 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2012-07-31 at 10.54.59 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2012-07-31 at 11.41.36 PM.png



    This how iPhoto looks like now in my MacBook Pro, even after I restore the "Photo Library" packege from the external hard drive I copy it to b4 I upgrade 2 Mountin Lion ..

    I really need some help guys ..

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)

    Select one of the thumbnails and use the File ➙ Reveal in Finder ➙ Original menu opition.  That will take you to the folder in the library that contains the original file for that thumbnail with that file selected.  What do you get?

  • arj-89 Level 1 (0 points)

    nothing, It takes mE to "username's MacBook Pro" which I think it is the main or primary path


    ** every time I lunch iPhoto it show something like its uptating the thumbnails, & ask me to do it manually only for 3 pictures !!Screen Shot 2012-08-01 at 12.21.16 AM.png


    Message was edited by: arj-89

  • LeoTawil Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Old Toad,


    I was browsing through some replies and I saw you answered this question about a year and a half ago....


    "Hi, I'm new to iWeb, I've never tried using it before, and I was wondering if you guys had some suggestions as to how I should approach this idea. I don't even know if it's possible to do in iWeb, really, but I'd like to try if it is.


    Basically, I want to have several text items on a page (names) that when you hover the mouse over them, an image will appear (corresponding to the name) in another location. Preferably, these would all appear in the same location (so maybe each image is stacked but transparent, and then the rollover removes the transparency for that image?).


    Is something like this possible?


    Thanks for your time."



    I'm having the same question now- but the link that you posted in reply to that no longer works.

    Can you help me with this? I would love to see your example and the HTML snippet as well.


    Thank you!



  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)

    The link has been moved to here: Page-3

  • LeoTawil Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!


    Very helpful.


    Is there a better way I can reach you with a few specific questions regarding this same issue?


    Thank you,


  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)

    No, we like to do all of our help here so others can participate and benefit.

  • arj-89 Level 1 (0 points)

    any thing new for my problem, ..


    Screen Shot 2012-08-01 at 3.00.25 AM.png

    ^^ the result from iPhoto Library Maneger

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)

    It looks like your original files are gone.  To check that fack out try the following:


    Start over from scratch with new library


    Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:


    1. Open the library package like this.




    2. Launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.


    3. Drag the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from the open iPhoto Library package into the open iPhoto window.


    Click to view full size


    This will create a new library with the same Events (but not necessarily the same Event names) as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.


    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.

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