2 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2014 11:13 AM by léonie
Mirkal Level 1 (0 points)

I changed my harddrive and updated my computer, and now iPhoto is gone! I still have the library, but can't access it since the whole program is gone. When I try to download iPhoto it just takes me to the Appstore where I have to pay a lot of money. Can I use something else to access my photos, or is there an older version that is free? Please help!

iPhoto '11, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 (74,400 points)

    What version did your have? - it it was iPhoto '11 then you can do a free update to iPhoto '11 version 9.5.x in the App store - if it was an older version then you must purchase (and NO it is not a LOT of money - it is $15.00 - not a lot at all) an upgrade to iPhoto '11 version 9.5.x - upgrades are not and never have been free



  • léonie Level 10 (85,155 points)

    If you previously owned iPhoto '11, sign into the AppStore with the AppleID you used to buy iPhoto and look at the Purchased Tab. You may find iPhoto waiting there ready for download.


    If iPhoto came not preinstalled on a Mac with LIon or later, but with an earlier system, look for your system installation media. The bundled application CD, that came with MacOS X 10.6.x will probably contain an iPhoto installer.


    But if your previuos version was not iPhoto '11, you'll have to buy the new iPhoto version, to be compatible  with Mavericks.