10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2013 12:20 PM by Old Toad
jbodford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This experience has been a disaster! My MacBook froze, and when I forced it to restart and then tried to open iPhoto, I got a message saying that an inconsistency had been detected in my library and that it needed to repair itself.


When it finally finished, I saw that it had added every single original (nonedited) image and every image that I had deleted for the last nine months or so. It was absurd--there were an additional 2,000 photos because of this, all speckled throughout my library.


So I've been trying to restore from a Time Machine backup made immediately before this mess started, and have had quite the difficult time with it. I finally just right-clicked the iPhoto library from that date, selected "Show Package Contents", and dragged the "Masters" folder into my new/empty iPhoto library.


It's now in the process of uploading all of my photos, but the number still seems a bit high.


For those of you who have gone through this process, did everything turn out correctly? Were the photos you had edited and/or rotated actually edited and/or rotated, and were the photos you had deleted actually deleted?


This has been an incredibly frustrating process. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)