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Help please A couple months ago my hard drive crashed on my mac so I took it in and got it resolved and I thought I fixed my apps. About a month ago I went to import old pictures to iphoto and it asked me what file to use and I must have clicked something wrong because it opened iphoto with a library with only the pictures I had just imported and all of my old pictures were gone. I did some research and was able to find my old pictures using find any file and found library6.iphoto and everything was fine. Just now I went to import pictures from my phone and when it plugged in, it opened the iphoto library that has the new pictures in it but non of my old. I tried the find any file but it didn't work. I tried to switch libraries but there was no other option. There is no "originals" folder for my pictures and I don't know what else to try. Please help
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I had a similar panic a while ago when another library I'd forgotten opened. Don't you have a time machine back-up?

This may help:
iPhoto '11: Create a new iPhoto library or switch between libraries
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It sounds like you need to merge your iPhoto libraries. I'll post a link to a discussion that explains how to do so.
https://discussions.apple.com/message/24096510#24096510
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I would go with the Merging of Libraries, but to find the other Library, hold down the ⌥ (Option) key while you open iPhoto and it will show you a list of all available Libraries, and from there click on the one you want to open.

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I do not have time machine back up I just got my mac up and running again with my new HD and hadn't gotten around to it unfortunately

I have tried the option + iphoto way but only Iphoto Library (default) shows up and it's the library that only has the new and very few pictures
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I do not have time machine back up I just got my mac up and running again with my new HD and hadn't gotten around to it unfortunately

I have tried the option + iphoto way but only Iphoto Library (default) shows up and it's the library that only has the new and very few pictures
Well, unfortunately you only have that 1 iPhoto on there then, sorry to say

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Well, unfortunately you only have that 1 iPhoto on there then, sorry to say
I'm just confused as to what happened? Where did my other library go?
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