4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 8:17 PM by garegrae
garegrae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

So I came back from a recent trip and I downloaded the pictures to iPhoto and now I cannot find them anywhere.  I pressed the dreaded delete after downloading and now I'm worried.  I am using iPhoto 11 version 9.4.2 on a iMac 2.16GHz Intel core 2 duo with mountain lion.  Any and all information would greatly be appreciated.


iMac 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,760 points)

    Are they in the last import?

     

    A very common issue is the camera date/time being set incorrectly or the event sort (view menu ==> sort events) being incorrect

     

    BTW it is strongly recommended that you never have any computer program including iPhoto delete your photos - after importing keep the photos and then after at least one successful backup cycle you can use your camera's format command to reformat and erase the memory card - personally I rotate between three large  cards so I do not delete the photos from my memory card for a year or more

     

    LN

  • garegrae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    they are not in the last import.  I did this last night and was able to view the pictures until this afternoon.  It's funny that you mentioned not erasing because this is the first time I have decided to erase the photos from card.  thank you for the help.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,760 points)

    did your system or iPhoto crash after the import?

     

    LN

  • garegrae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am so sorry Larry, I went to sleep shortly after I posted. 

     

    iPhoto nor the system crashed.  I did download the pictures several times before they showed up on iPhoto though.  I lost the pictures the following day. 

     

    As an update, i was able to retrieve the pictures.  I was going through each tab when I stumbled upon the File tab and I pushed "switch to library."  Here it showed 3 different iPhoto libraries that I had.  I was then able to find the pictures I was searching for.  Rest assure, I am making sure that I make several copies before I try to import them to my original iPhoto library. 

     

    I do thank you for your time and help.