If you launch Time Machine and go back to the when youmade the backup and select the iPhoto library (by default in your pictures folder) what size is it? Can you restore it (click the restore button)?
And you may need to post in the Time Machine forum as this is really a TM quyestion not an iPhoto question
I used the last Time Machine backup before the hard drive crashed for the restore, so all my pictures should've been on that backup. My understanding is that Time Machine basicially restores a "snapshot" of your entire computer, not that you can pick & choose individual programs/folders/or files to restore. All I've been able to see is list of overall TM backups by date.
Certainly you can restore files with Time machineas I noted in my original post - that is what TM is all about
1 - launch Time Machine
2 - go back to the when you made the backup
3 - select the iPhoto library (by default in your pictures folder)
4 - click the restore button
See - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US - for more details
One quote from that article
To restore, select the file/folder and click the "Restore" button. The file will automatically be copied to the desktop or appropriate folder. If the file you are restoring has another file in the same location with the same name, you will be prompted to choose which file to keep or keep both.
And also from my first post
And you may need to post in the Time Machine forum as this is really a TM question not an iPhoto question
Sorry Larry, I definitely misunderstood the function of Time Machine. The way that it appeared to me was that you could restore your entire computer to a past date in time, because I kind've figured that certain programs or apps manipulate multiple files, so it would be hard to go back and pick and choose certain parts of a past version of your computer. (basically I thought that it was an "all or nothing" solution). My library is over 50GB so it's gonna take a few hours to tell for sure if this works, but it seems as if the wheels are in motion. Thanks for your help... hopefully in a few hours I'll have everything back.