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  1. #1

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    Mar 12, 2012
    Help needed with lost photos!
    I am hoping to find a solution to an epic mistake I have made.
    I have a macbook pro (getting on in years)
    2ghz intel duo
    1gb 667 mhz ram.
    Running osx 10.4.11.

    I was informed I could install osx v10.6 snow leopard from a retail disc without having to install leopard first. This is where my problem began....

    To satisfy my curiosity I inserted the disc into the machine..... nothing, then the disc was ejected. At this point most sensible people would have perhaps left it. Not me I tried it again and maybe again. Culminating in the machine appears to have done some kind of reset to Tiger and wiped my iphoto library and itunes content.

    The recovery of the photos is my main concern, is it possible? I have done a search and can't find an exact answer for my self imposed conundrum.

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    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    It is physically impossible for a Snow Leopard disk to "reinstall" Tiger (or anything else for that matter), so pretty obviously we're missing a LOT of crucial information about what was on your machine previously, but if you are concerned about missing data the very first thing to do is STOP USING THE MACHINE.

    I'd recommend an immediate visit to the best Apple Authorised Service Provider in town, personally.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 12, 2012
    Thanks for the reply.

    All I can add is that it "appears" as though Tiger has been reset e.g. Desktop and Dock etc now appear as if newly installed with any trace of personalisation erased, folders on the desktop erased. I don't know why but that's how it is?

    I don't know what other missing/crucial information I could add?

    A visit to Apple store probably in order then

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