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Question: Old photos disappeared

Was out of the country for a while, returned to my computer and opened Photos (MacBook Air running High Sierra 10.13.3). All of my photos from a previous old Mac are gone. Held down Option while opening Photos and two libraries appear, one of which has ALL the old photos. Tried to export to an external hard-drive, wouldn't work. How do I migrate them into the current version of Photos? It includes all my albums, or "Events". Thank you!

MacBook Air, iOS 10.3.3

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Mar 14, 2018 10:43 AM in response to liadeMT In response to liadeMT

Not clear what you want

If you have multiple Photos libraries this discusses the options for merging them - Notes on Merging Photos Libraries - with using iCloud Photo Library being the only one that is close to a true merge


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