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iPhoto HELP!!!


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In going through this process, I have realized that I made a few mistakes along the way. I should have had backups, etc. But, I am past that point now, and need some help.

Here is my situation:

My wife filled her MacBook Pro hard drive with about 100 GB/10,000+ images in her iPhoto library. We purchased an external harddrive, and moved the iPhoto library to the external harddrive, everything was great.

However, since the move to the external hard drive the USB port on the back of the hard drive was damaged. I then moved the hard drive to a new external case. The Mac is unable to read the hard drive in the new external case and says it needs to be reformatted when I plug it it.

The problem I am faced with is that when the external hard drive is scanned by a data recovery program, there is no data that is found to recover.

Does iphoto save the library in a unique format?

I am not intimately familiar with computers or macs, but I am pretty good when asked a question... so maybe my post doesn't make sense, but I am desperate for some insight!

Please help!
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