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  1. #1

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    Sep 03, 2012
    Unhappy can't use time machine to find photos
    I have snow leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) and iPhoto '09. I recently started the iPhoto application and then invoked Time Machine to restore a picture, but Time Machine won't show me any photos in my library.

    While in Time Machine I see the reduced-size iPhoto window, with "iPhoto" in the title at the top center of the window. On the upper left side of the window I see "iPhoto" in blue along with the regular iPhoto logo and a spiral of death. The body of the window is empty (white) except for the words "Loading photos..." I am able to switch to an earlier date in Time Machine, but I see the same thing -- an empty (white) window with just "Loading photos..."

    I have been able to use Time Machine to restore photos in the past. I have a lot of photos in my iPhoto library (22,323 items) and I am still able to access them just fine with iPhoto, but I am really concerned that I can no longer rely on Time Machine for my iPhoto backups.

    I thought it might just need a long time to load the library because I have so many photos, so I let it run all night, but it was still spiraling away when I came down this morning.

    My Time Machine backs up to an external hard drive, and it is working fine for other applications.

    Any suggestions? I am new to Mac Forums, so if I have posted this question in the wrong place, please advise.


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Nov 12, 2012
    viewing individual photos in Time Machine's iphoto backup
    I have the same question as the one posted above. Was there an answer?

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