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macairfan 05-17-2011 10:35 PM

HELP! Restore iPhoto Library for Time Machine!
 
I desperately need to restore my iPhoto library from my external hard drive - I backed it up using Time Machine. I have tried to navigate to it directly by accessing the external hard drive in 'Finder' and it won't open iPhoto. I also tried to go through 'Time Machine' and again I can't open the application. I have no idea where it would have stored the photos as far as folder structure - any ideas?

I have all of my photos of my baby on this - I HAVE to restore it!!!!! :'(

mwarne001 05-18-2011 09:48 AM

Hey,

I just recently reinstalled everything from my Time Machine hard drive. I copied the iPhoto Library back to the main hard drive after finding them using the Finder. The folders I opened are as follows:

>Backups.backupdb
>a folder titled with the name of my computer
>Latest
>iMac
>User
>a folder titled with my user account name
>Pictures
>iPhoto Library

Once copied over I opened it using Iphoto and all photos were restored.

I'm currently using iPhoto 9.1, with Mac OS X 10.6.7.

Hopefully this helps and you get those photos back.

Matt


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