iPhoto has lost 40 years of valuable pictures! We are devastated. I have bought recovery software, re-built everything, searched and wept. If anyone knows how to get the photos back, even the small ones from thumbnails, I would really appreciate it.
I have opened the iPhoto package and copied it to a new folder on the desktop. It is 1.5 TB in size and contained a huge amount of files. That makes me think there is something hidden which I can't access or see. I am so peeved!
If I try to 'export' nothing seems to happen. Is that because there are no original or modified files, or because it won't export thumbs only?
Looking at the content of the iPhoto Library I see
clarkbedroom:~ LandJClark$ cd ~/Pictures/iPhoto\ Library; du -sm * 15 AlbumData.xml 0 Attachments 0 Auto Import 76 Backup 56 Before Restore 1 Contents 1 Data 1 Data.noindex 434 Database 1 Info.plist 1 Library.data 1 Library.iPhoto 1 Library6.iPhoto 1019 Masters 33 Previews 10 ProjectCache 1 ProjectDBVersion.plist 2 Projects.db 2 ThemeCache 1804 Thumbnails 1 com.apple.iPhoto.plist 1 iLifeShared 1 iPhoto Selection 1 iPhoto.ipspot 1 iPhotoAux.db 1 iPhotoLock.data 1 iPhotoMain.db 1 iPod Photo Cache clarkbedroom:iPhoto Library LandJClark$