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Cleaned out trash and lost iphoto

by lynallbel / February 11, 2012 6:05 PM PST

My fault i know as i should have got around to backing the system up!
I tried to secure empty trash and luckily for me didnt succeed.
I can still see the pics in the trash list, but have lost iphoto and system preferences.
Any idea how i can restore them?
Couldnt see a new members section so thought i should jump straight in.
Its a desktop OSX set up.

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Where to start here?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 9:51 PM PST

One wonders why these pictures were doing in the trash to start with but we'll just have to accept the fact that they were.
Drag the pictures out of the trash and put them in a file on the Desktop.

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thank you
by lynallbel / February 12, 2012 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: Where to start here?

P thanks now printed off and going to give it a try.
No reason to wonder im a chump when it comes to tech!

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Tried no luck
by lynallbel / February 12, 2012 1:26 AM PST
In reply to: thank you

Tried that and copied the pics/and other junk to the new file, can sort them later.
Iphoto is still in the dock but when i click it theres a question mark that appears in the middle of the iphoto image.
No iphoto in mac hd applications along with system preferences.
Im pretty sure i deleted them, but not sure why they were in the recycle bin in the first place?
Theres a place in Maidstone that specialises in mac computers so i will try and ring them tomorrow.

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Before you do that,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 12, 2012 7:53 AM PST
In reply to: Tried no luck

and it may be too late to catch you given the time difference, do the following.
Go to the top right hand corner of the screen, where the little magnifying glass is and click it.
Type in iPhoto and see what you get.

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I reckon ive wiped it!
by lynallbel / February 12, 2012 8:47 AM PST
In reply to: Before you do that,

I reckon its gone
Have looked in the spotlight bit and it can find all the photos in a recovered file which is good but no iphoto itself.
If i just buy the iphoto app will that do the job?

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The iPhoto app is
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 12, 2012 8:51 PM PST
In reply to: I reckon ive wiped it!

on the Restore DVD's that you got with your Mac.

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Found discs
by lynallbel / February 16, 2012 2:45 AM PST
In reply to: The iPhoto app is

Right bit of searching and managed to find the discs reloaded the apps and osx disc, system preferences is back, iphoto wont load just the spinning circle.
But im heading in the right direction so thats a good start.
Thanks for the help

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Run Software Update now
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 16, 2012 7:10 AM PST
In reply to: Found discs

and you may find updates to iPhoto.

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