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I am unable to access 100/149 events in iphoto after deleting

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10k photos from my photos...
I am unable to access 100/149 events in iphoto after deleting 10k photos from my photos, not iphoto, which had been downloaded in an attempt to restore deleted photos from my camera's memory card
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11/1/2012
Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
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What do you mean by "my photos, not iphoto" is that on another Apple device or on the computer?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

under finder, all images

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
That is not a good idea... when you list them like that you don’t know where they are located and obviously you are removing them from the iPhoto Library somehow. Open any folder do you see Pictures listed in the left column?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

not sure what you mean by opening any folder, do you mean in iphoto?

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
No any folder on the Desktop or just open Macintosh HD
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

When I opened HD on the desktop all I see are more folders


 

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Please go to the Apple logo on the upper left of the screen, go to About This Mac (DO NOT Select More Info), and tell me the Version (under Mac OS X), the Processor and the Memory, it is all right there.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Version 10.5.8


 


Processor 7.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo


 


Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDARM

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
You don't see a column on the left like this?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Yes I do

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
OK select the House icon that is your Home folder. Then you should see your Pictures folder on the right. Open that and look for iPhoto Library. Is it s folder or does it look like this:

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

It looks like the iphoto icon

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
And if you double click on it is just opens iPhoto?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Yes. And the only photos I can see are ones with viewable events. Initially the affected events would show thumbnails and when I would click on a thumbnail all I would get an


exclamation point. After an attempt to restore thumbnails through I library now all I see is a dotted line box.

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Open Macintosh HD / Applications / Utilities and double click Disk Utility. Highlight your hard drive, usually Macintosh HD, and click on Verify Disk on the far right. If that is OK in green type, then click on Repair Permissions on the left.

Note: If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair. If Repair is successful then Repair Permissions if it is not successful let me know.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

The disk was ok and I did repair permissions but it was not successful.

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
OK now go to the Apple Logo to Software Update.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

My software update is going incredibly slow. Sorry but I have recently updated, past week. I will continue unless I hear from you

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Yes update all then restart the computer hold down the Option and Command keys and start iPhoto. Check all the boxes and run Rebuild.
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Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Then go to Finder / Preferences and uncheck All My Files it will just get you into trouble.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

You could be my saviour! You have no idea the frustration I have felt, actually I know that is not true. Any way I will be in touch in the hours it takes.....i have some hope it looks like

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Ok if you made new Libraries you need to look through those too. Hold Option when opening iPhoto to see what is listed. Good luck and let me know
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

guess I spoke too soon. I received a message "software update cannot be installed, the software update could not expand the package correctly"

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Restart and try again. I suggest you upgrade to Snow Leopard when possible.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

The update installed but no change. I still cannot access my photos!!!

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Well you may have deleted them. Did you hold Option and open iPhoto to see the other libraries?
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Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Also go to iPhoto / Preferences/ Advanced next to Importing is Copy items to iPhoto library checked?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

I may have missed a step, plan to print out our conversation and be in touch in the am, is that OK?

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
No problem. Good luck
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Thank you!

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
K come back when ready
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Good morning. The copy box was checked for iphoto preferance

Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Since I have not had a reply, I might as well return to Mike.....I will await a response on this site or my e-mail as I will likely be too busy to be on the computer today. Thank you. I am hoping to be able to resolve my problem soon, whatever the outcome is.

Relist: Other. mike is unavailable

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Sorry I did not get notice you replied. Go to your Pictures folder hold Control and click on each iPhoto Library and go to Show Package Contents. There you will see folders called Originals or Masters and Modified, those are your actual photos. Once each is open hold Option and drag those folders to your desktop or another drive to copy them. If you have already rebuilt each library then that is about all you can do then make a new Library and drag those photos back to it.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

I just got home from work and am going out for the evening. When do you expect to be online again? I checked out what you suggested but need more time, so will resume tom. am. Thank you,


 

Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
No problem
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Good morning. I did go to pictures and found my originals and modified and did the file for 2012 which is now in iphoto but it is a shadow of its former self, in terms of numbers. Is this all I can expect? I will proceed with the other year's files.

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Relist: Other.
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Mac Support Specialist: Mike, Mac Medic replied 5 years ago
Sorry I never got notice of your reply are you relisting? Yes go through all the Libraries you can find in that folder.
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