View Full Version : iPhoto- "poof"= they're all gone !!!

03-21-2010, 12:28 PM
My wife and I both have G4 powerpc 733 mhx 1.0gb ram running 10.4.11. A few months ago, I went to check my photos in iPhoto..... they were all gone !!! Now, yesterday, my wife was going to print out a photo, low and behold, all her photos are missing on her machine !!!!

What the heck :is happening ????

03-22-2010, 11:47 AM
Seems unlikely they are gone gone... so hopefully your directory is confused and can't find them. Can you search for images in general - set spotlight to look for images only. Hopefully you will find them. Where does your iPhoto "prefs" say they are?

When you open iPhoto what's there or on screen?

03-22-2010, 12:34 PM
Repair Permissions.

Disk First Aid.

Try a Combo Updater on your OS to see if something is corrupted in the OS that can be fixed with the Combo.

Look in her Home Directory, inside Pictures and do a Get Info on iPhoto Library. Check the permissions on it. How big is the database?

Lots of stuff to look at.


03-22-2010, 01:24 PM
Yes, be sure you are logged into the correct user too, if there are multiple accounts on either box.


03-22-2010, 04:40 PM
Try applejack= disk repair.

03-23-2010, 12:59 AM
You might try rebuilding the library. That is if you have a backup. Check this out Apple Support (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638)