2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2014 12:00 PM by Old Toad
amykricher Level 1 (0 points)

I had my Mac re-formatted at the Apple Store yesterday. I went to restore from the Time Machine backup which was on an external hard drive and only photos from 2008 and before are there. I made the mistake of not verifying my Time Machine backup to ensure all my data was on there but it seems that there must be another place where the photos are stored after 2008 since they are not in my iPhoto library. I also checked our Carbonite backup which was current and it is also not showing any photos past 2008.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,907 points)

    exactly how did you "restore" the iPhoto library? the instructions are here - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    If neither TM nor Carbonite have your photos then only you know where they might be  - from an iPhoto standpoint everything is in the iPhoto library - and note that few if any users have found that Carbonite can successfully backup and restore the iPhoto library do if you restore from there do not overwrite your library - you probably will need it.

     

    but it seems that there must be another place where the photos are stored after 2008 since they are not in my iPhoto library

    Not unless you put them someplace else - iphoto does not - and I'm not sure why you think that there "must" be another place - there is not

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,371 points)

    Try the following:

     

    1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

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    2 - Run Option #4, Rebuild Database.

     

    OT