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chasnotchaz 02-18-2012 03:06 AM

missing i-photo folders
 
I was looking at the Time Machine backup of my hard-drive today and noticed that in the Pictures folder there was no back up of any photos taken in 2011.

I went to i-photo, opened a file, found its supposed location which was

Users
Pictures
iPhoto Library
Originals
2011
13 July 2011

But - that folder cannot be found in that location.. so does anybody know where the heck it might be..? It's baffling me and I'm slightly unnerved by the fact that a whole year's photos are apparently not backed up..!

Any help, gratefully received. Thanks.

Polo_Mon 04-25-2012 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chasnotchaz (Post 1371220)
I was looking at the Time Machine backup of my hard-drive today and noticed that in the Pictures folder there was no back up of any photos taken in 2011.

I went to i-photo, opened a file, found its supposed location which was

Users
Pictures
iPhoto Library
Originals
2011
13 July 2011

But - that folder cannot be found in that location.. so does anybody know where the heck it might be..? It's baffling me and I'm slightly unnerved by the fact that a whole year's photos are apparently not backed up..!

Any help, gratefully received. Thanks.

I experienced exactly the same events, on iMac an empty Pictures folder (iPhoto AND all other contents gone) and TimeMachine (of all backed files, ONLY Pictures folder empty).

Apple user forums had others who share our fate, apparently a Mac OS or iPhoto bug. Upper levels of Apple Tech Support were unable to assist, so I remain in the same boat as you, without a solution.

Destruction of TM backup Picture folder contents is unforgivable.

chscag 04-25-2012 03:11 PM

I just checked my TM backups. No problems here.

However, I always advise folks regarding valuable photos..... do not rely on Time Machine or storage on a single hard drive. Family photos, photos of your children, parents, weddings, and such are irreplaceable if lost. Always use a redundant source of backup: Another hard drive, DVD, Blue Ray, on line, etc.

chasnotchaz 04-26-2012 03:58 AM

Actually I have since solved the problem.

If you right click on the iPhotos folder in finder, then click show contents, it then reveals all the photos neatly organised into years and events or however you have organised them.

You should be careful not to move any folders around in this location because I've been told that this will disrupt them in iPhoto.

Cheers.


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