1 Reply Latest reply: May 29, 2013 10:24 AM by Old Toad
rhubs Level 1 (0 points)

I have my computer set up with photo stream to automatically import photos into my library both for my Canon 60D & my iPhone 3GS, however while at first they show up in my library after closing down my computer when I reopen it the photos will only show up in my photo stream that have come from my canon 60D & have disappeared from my library showing only a palm tree for the event with no photos in it & this is the case also if I have made an album using some of the photos.  This also occasionally occurs with my iPhone 3GS although not as often.  When I try to import the photos again manually it tells me that they are already in the library or if I try to share them it tells me to do so from my library, but of course they are no longer visible there or in the albums I made.  On a very erratic schedule the box appears that there are library inconsistencies noted, but it is not a common occurrence. When inconsistencies are noted of course it fixes it, but otherwise even if I import duplicate files of the photos, they also disappear.  Does anyone understand what is happening to my photo library?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,423 points)

    Apply the two fixes below in order as needed: 


    Fix #1


    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 #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.