2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2014 1:39 PM by Old Toad
sarahrose333 Level 1 Level 1

My iphoto app on my macbook pro failed and read that it "needed to re-build" I let it do so, and mid way "re-building" it failed and all of my photos vanished. They are not in any other files, but seems like they are completely deleted can anyone help me.

iPhoto '11
  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    Restore them from your time machine backup. You do back up, right?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    With the amount of information you've provided it's impossible to offer a potential solution.  We can't see your computer so we need to know the details of your problem and setup, i.e.:


    • what version of iPhoto are you using?
    • what system version are you running?
    • what makes you think they are deleted?
    • what do you see when iPhoto opens?
    • what fixes have you tried?
    • where is your library located?
    • did you apply any updates or upgrades just prior to the problem occurring?
    • are you running a "managed" or "referenced" library?


    • what type of Mac?
    • how much free space on your boot drive?