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JuliaLana Calculating status...
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Sep 11, 2013 9:44 AM

Hi,

 

i moved my Iphoto folder to an external hard disc before i reinstalled macOS.

When i tried to import the library again i discovered that the original file was not there. And i could not click the command buttom and show package..

What can i do??

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 11, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to JuliaLana)

    You don't import an iPhoto library into another one.  Is there an iPhoto Library on the EHD? Does it have the iPhoto icon?   How is the EHD formatted? Can you open it there with your iPhoto application?

     

     

    i discovered that the original file was not there. And i could not click the command buttom and show

     

    What was there that you tried to Command-click on?  Do you have another backup of your drive you can retrieve the iPhoto LIbrary from?

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 11, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to JuliaLana)

    What appears in the window when you try to view the larger version? You're using iPhoto 8.1.2, right?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 11, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to JuliaLana)

    i moved my Iphoto folder to an external hard disc

    Was this the iPhoto 8 library package that you moved? 

     

    When i tried to import the library again

    Did you import the iPhoto Library from the EHD into another library on your boot drive? 

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,905 points)
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    Sep 12, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to JuliaLana)

    1 - there is NO importing of any sort invoved in moving an iPhoto library - you keep referencing importing and have not answered the very specific question

     

    Did you import the iPhoto Library from the EHD into another library on your boot drive?

    2 - it is not clear to me what you have or what you are trying to accomplish - please descrive exactly what you have  and what you want to accomplish

     

    3 -

    formated my disc to the iphoto library.

    This does not make any sense at all - what did you do?

     

     

     

    If you have an iPhoto library on one disk and you wnat it on a different disk you simply drag it over and drop it in the pictures folder onthe main drive - no importing (You NEVER import on iPhoto llibrary) - and then you launch iPhoto

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to JuliaLana)

    The data folder only contains thumbnail files.  Did you try opening the library on the EHD before you reinstalled the system?    What format is your external HD.  It should be OS X Extended (journaled).

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to JuliaLana)

    Click on the EHD icon on the HD and type Command + i to bring up the Info pane for it. It should look like this:

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