Honestly, I'm not sure. I opened T
Honestly I'm not sure. This the very first time I'd used Time machine so I'm not familiar with it at all. I opened the Time Machine App, selected the iphoto library to restore from that app, and then it extracted all of my photos from the iphoto library and then said me I did not have access to the information.
Everything worked up until I got to Time machine - and it only takes me as far back to April 17 for some reason. Additionally, after I exited the finder app I tried to open my library again just to see what it was telling me.
It says that the library is 4.49G, but it also says this on the window bar:
iPhoto Library - bash - 80x24
Here is the what the window itself said - looks like some sort of shell script - text only:
Last login: Mon Apr 22 12:48:22 on ttys000Macintosh-4:iPhoto LibraryCustomer
Says it was last modified April 1, 2013, which is when this event occured.
Yes. It was after I tried to go to time machine and saw that it woudl not take me past April 17.
Yes. It was after I tried to go to time machine and saw that it would not take me past April 17.
No message - it starts up just fine - just no photos in my library.
It doesn't even list it as a library - it's as if the entire thing was wiped out when I tried to restore it.
So I loaded the software and it can't find an iPhoto library at all. That seems to be the ongoing problem, and it seems it was caused by Timeline extracting the library when I attempted to restore it to an earlier date, and then it told me it couldn't access my back-up data. Theoretically I could create a new library, I suppose, and then try to restore it from Timeline, again, however, since my Timeline only lets me go back to April 17, it won't work that way - I would need to go back further. I feel like the key to this whole problem is in timeline, not iPhoto. Since I can't get back to an early enough date I can't retrieve my photos.
I only back up certain things on my external hard drive and it has several folders on it. I can't see the iPhoto Library anywhere anymore. I back up the entire system including all its settings with an offsite company.
Correct - nothing prior to April 17, for some reason. And no, on my offsite backup I was informed that the system does not automatically back up the iPhoto library unless a special setting is applied, about which in I am still waiting for them to get back to me to get so I can move forward with that magic setting. When I employed the system in the first place they did not tell me that I need to do anything special - they just told me that it would automatically back up 100% of my files, settings, etc. I am really quite angry about that but can't really do anything about it.
It kind of looks like I'm hosed, yes?
You may recall that I cannot find an iPhoto folder at all on my hard drive or my external hard drive. So I'm not sure what to do with these instructions. I did look again to see if I could find a folder, but no such luck.
I realize that but if it doesn't show up anywhere as a file I can click on how can I access it? When I right-click on it does give me any options...
I just tried it again and now I can see a "previews" folder. When I look in it it appears to have most of my photos! Let me continue the process and see what I end up with.
Nope that's it, and they do not appear to be full size. And that is definitely the only folder.
It says 4.62 GB.
Yes, it does.
And, I just checked the size of one of the photos - it was 765.61K
I apologize - the previews folder says 0. I was looking at the Previews folder on my desktop.