Today, I noticed a strange thing while doing a bit of filesystem cleanup: Â My entire iPhoto library, containing 8000+ images, had somehow turned into a 300k alias file pointing to nothing. Â Concerned, I looked elsewhere to make sure I hadn’t just stored it in a different location for organization purposes and the alias had broken. Â I hadn’t. Â Then I remembered earlier today noticing that my hard drive seemed significantly roomier than normal. Â I had just emptied the trash a couple days ago (usually don’t empty often, just in case), but there shouldn’t have been anything nearly that big in there.
Luckily, I use Apple’s Time Machine for backup, plus my own other methods. Â In Time Machine, I went back about two weeks before the actual library was there. Â Restored it of course.
I have no idea what happened there. Â I hadn’t used iPhoto or been reorganizing anything around that area for a full month. Â If I had somehow accidentally created an alias in the folder, there would be no reason it wouldn’t perform he normal action of appending alias to the name.Continue reading post "Disappearing iPhoto Library"