Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Iphoto problem

  1. #1
    Iphoto problem

    Member Since
    Apr 13, 2014
    Posts
    3
    Iphoto problem
    I have a 6 year old Imac, yesterday all of my 6k photos and videos disappeared!
    please help

  2. #2
    Iphoto problem
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,066
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    First question you do have a backup?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  3. #3
    Iphoto problem

    Member Since
    Apr 13, 2014
    Posts
    3
    My last back up was last September, since then I have
    added many photos

  4. #4
    Iphoto problem
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,066
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Do you mean lost from the Dock or the Application Folder? If the Dock, it is only an alias and opening the Application Folder and dragging iPhoto to the Dock will restore it. If missing from the Applications Folder have a read of this link from Apple Discussions:-

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17955612#17955612

    If you get everything back, suggest a weekly backup!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  5. #5
    Iphoto problem

    Member Since
    Apr 13, 2014
    Posts
    3
    The computer starting running very slow a couple of weeks ago,
    I opened Iphoto and it opened but just my last download showed up
    I had over 30 albums.
    In master pictures it shows all of the years as folders, however no albums
    I am wondering if there is a way to get the albums back (where did they go)
    When I tried to rebuild iphoto library, all 4 of the choices for rebuilding will not open.

  6. #6
    Iphoto problem
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,971
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Sounds like your hard drive is failing. This is why we suggest more routine backups.

    Copy the entire iPhoto library to a backup drive NOW and hope that later when you've replaced/restored the failing drive that iPhoto can rebuild what was damaged. Without backups, that's your only option.

    If you're using iCloud and Photo Stream, then your last 1,000 pictures are backed up in the cloud and should be recoverable from there.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. iPhoto problem
    By charliegriffin in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-15-2014, 04:57 AM
  2. problem with Iphoto
    By Gertie in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-19-2013, 10:01 AM
  3. The problem with iPhoto
    By wizardchef in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 11:15 PM
  4. iphoto problem
    By tinlizzy2 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-24-2012, 04:59 PM
  5. iPhoto problem
    By robbiemullen in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-08-2007, 01:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •