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Question: Opening iPhoto library on Windows?


I made a backup of my iPhoto Library. Now, I want to open my backup iPhoto Library on Microsoft computer. It seems not possible to open the Library on Windows. Also, I don't have any Apple computer anymore. I cannot open the Library.

Is someone familiar with this issue?

Do you know how to solve this issue?

Is there some software which I can use to open the Library with?

Thanks in advance,

Thanks for reading,

Kind regards,


iPhoto '11, iOS 11.2, Windows, Microsoft

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Dec 9, 2017 2:43 PM in response to Dipsaus In response to Dipsaus

You can retrieve photos, you just can't open the lIbrary. A different thing.

Right (or Control-) Click on the icon and select 'Show Package Contents'. A finder window will open with the Library exposed. Look in the folder called Masters (or Originals) on some versions.

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Dec 9, 2017 2:57 PM in response to LarryHN In response to LarryHN

That is worrisome. Now, I cannot retrieve 1000-5000 pictures. That is a pitty.

Did you read my answer?

you may be able to retrieve your original photos by going into the iPhoto library and copying the masters or originals folder out of it - it should contain your original photos


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