Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 21, 2011
    Question Help? User Deleted/iphoto Library gone on other account too
    I hope this is the right spot for this question:

    I deleted an old user account off my mac. I clicked to delete the entire account (including home folder) as I was no longer using this account.

    When I logged back into my main user account, I found my iphoto library empty.

    I have looked in my iphoto library folder on current user account and images are not there--just a few. Tons of images are missing.

    Can someone help me recover my original iphoto library?
    I also don't see a 'deleted user' where I might be able to restore this. Any advice, please walk me through in detail!

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Mar 26, 2011
    Uh, did you back it up before you deleted it?

    Have you searched elsewhere for the photos?

    Remember, iPhoto catalogs photos, but an iPhoto library doesn't necessarily CONTAIN the photos. There's a setting whereby you can leave the photos where they already are. Did you use that option? it's not the default. If the photos were in another user account it's possible you were sharing them and didn't realize it.

    The easy way out is just to restore from your backup.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Removing files owned by deleted user account
    By Rod Sprague in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-11-2015, 02:05 PM
  2. deleted user account/ info
    By applehelp1555 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-20-2014, 10:01 PM
  3. iPhoto Library Deleted Recovery Effort Needed
    By migs146 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-07-2013, 10:47 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2008, 02:20 AM
  5. I DELETED my entire iPhoto Library!!!
    By Audacity08 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-26-2006, 02:16 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