12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 11:59 AM by DAYALA
DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

Actually it did restore but not all events are visible , the event is there but no thumbnail,  and some photos within events are missing - it shows the name of the photo (DSC_0036) but there is no photo.  I am attempting to restore from an external hard drive.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,872 points)

    No idea what Time Keeper is - do you mean Time Machine by any chance?

     

    LN

  • DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, yes.  Time Machine

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,334 points)

    What version of iPhoto and system are you running? How did you restore the library with Time Machine?  Like shown here?

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    OT

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,872 points)

    How did you restore?  The general way is to launch TM and go back in time to the time you want - select the iPhoto library and click restore

     

    Any messages from TM ?

     

    LN

  • DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

    I found  iPhoto in Finder - hilighted it.  Then went to TM & restored the library I wanted.

  • DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

    I found  iPhoto in Finder - hilighted it.  Then went to TM & restored the library I wanted.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,872 points)

    That should work - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    I do it the other way - launch TM, find the time I want, then find the file and restore it

     

    LN

  • DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll give it a try.  Takes several hours - will advise.

  • DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

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    Tried it your way - no diff.  1st photo is how my iPhoto appears now.  2nd photo is when I open one of the dark events.  3rd photo is when I click on a non-appearing photo in a dark event.  When I click on the "exclamation icon" a picture will appear after a few seconds but when I move to another photo the icon reappears where the last phto was.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,872 points)

    Back up your iPhoto library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your iPhoto library

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,334 points)

    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 two fixes below in order as needed:

     

     

    Fix #1

     

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

     

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

     

    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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

     

    OT

  • DAYALA Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried it - no diff.  I think I found a remedy, tho.  When I open an event with no thumbnail and click on the photo with no thumbnail and click on the "exclamation point" icon, a few seconds later the photo appears.   I then closed iPhoto and reopened it.  iPhoto started to update thumbnails and when completed I ended up with the event having a thumbnail and the photo inside with a thumbnail.  This seems to work.