I recently transferred my pictures from my iPhone to iPhoto and now they are missing, where did they go?

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I recently transferred my pictures from my iPhone to iPhoto and now there are missing, where did they go? Using the new Lion OS and iPhone 4. They were deleted from the iPhone by iPhoto and now I open iPhoto and the pictures are not there. I also searched the computer for ".jpeg" and ".jpg" and they don't show up in search either.

Anyone have any idea what to do?
Question by:Daniel Shea
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archerslo earned 2000 total points
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Hopefully, you have TimeMachine functioning to protect yourself from such a disaster. If so, I would waste no time restoring your missing files.

Someone mentioned a similar problem and mysteriously located at least some of their missing pictures by simply using Picassa (even after an image file search had failed).

While I encountered no such issues in performing the upgrades recently on my wife's Mac, many other people have reported serious issues. You might want to peruse this thread:

I know that's a terrible feeling of loss. Best of luck!
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open iPhoto, click on Photos under Library, click on View menu > Hidden Photos
do you see any photos?

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Hopefully, you received some useful information. Were you able to recover your photos?

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by:Daniel Shea
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Hi, I did try that... it revealed maybe 2 photos, but I don't see any others that have been missing.

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Very sorry to hear that. Did you review the thread I directed you to? Have you contacted Apple support directly?

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