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HT2638 iPhoto database rebuild

Update:12-10Source: network consolidation
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My 2007 black MacBook died and I had the hard drive recovered onto a back up drive. I had a shop transfer everything to my new Mac Mini. All my pictures are intact in the correct event/album, but only as thumbnails. I do not know which option to choose to repair my library. When I click on the picture currently I get the black triangle with grey exclamation point.
Some of the pictures I have are my only copies and are of special events...I am very nervous and don't want to lose any!

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Sounds like the recovery was incorrectly done
Right click on the iPhoto library and show package contents - look (do not make any changes of any sort) in the masters folder and see what is there including pixel size of photos - also look in previews and thumbnails for the same
If the recovery was done correctly there is a small thumbnail of each photo in the thumbnails folder - a full resolution copy of the image in masters and a preview (typically smaller than the master but not necessarily) in the previews folder - what you you have
Until we know what you have it is not possible to go further - and if the correct photos are not there then you can not fix that - you need to have the recovery done correctly - there is no way to fix a small photos to be a larger one
Probably the best solution is going to be to restore your backup from before the MB died rather than doing recovery from a dead machine
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