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I was creating a book using photos from an album. Now all my albums have disappeared!

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Nov 16, 2012 3:59 AM

I had 10 albums on in iphoto that I spent months creating. I decided to create a "book" with one of the albums but now all my albums have been deleted and I don't know why. There was no warning about this. My photos are still in iphoto but all the time I spent arranging them as now vanished and I am not happy with this product. Is there anyway of retrieving the albums?

MacBook Air
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)

    What version of iPhoto and system are you running?  Did you apply any updaters or upgrade any item just before this occurred? Are the photos still showing in the book?


    About your only option to get those albums back is to restore a backup copy of your library made just before this problem first presented itself.


    However, you can try repairing the iPhoto database as follows: make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and  apply the fix below which is based on you're running iPhoto 9 (11):




    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 as needed.



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