Mac Library Missing


Losing photos and Photos Library corrupting can really drive Mac users crazy. If you are facing such a problem, calm down and read this article. Follow methods on this page to repair your Photos Library and recover all lost photos with EaseUS data recovery software for Mac immediately.

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Applies to all new macOS: 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14(Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12 and old Mac OS X like 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.9, etc.

The article provides full solutions to recover photos after Photos Library corruption and fix the corrupted Photos Library:

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Part 1. Recover lost photos after Photos Library corruption

Fix 1. Restore lost photos with EaseUS Mac data recovery software in three steps..Full steps
Fix 2. Recover corrupted photos from Time Machine backup..Full steps

Part 2. Repair corrupted Photos Library

Step 1. Close Photo Library if it's opened.
Step 2. Relaunch Photo Library.
Step 3. Click 'Repair'..Full steps

Photos Library corrupted, help me restore my photos, please.

'Hi there, can anyone of you tell me how to restore my lost photos on Mac? The Photos Library corrupted suddenly. All my photos stored in the Photos Library all disappeared. What can I do?

Please help me. And this is important for me to recover photos. Any solutions or suggestions are all welcomed.'

How many of you guys are facing Photos Library crash or corrupt problem and unable to restore photos? Here EaseUS software provides effective methods to prevent similar problems from happening again, follow to repair Photos Library and recover all photos on Mac immediately.

Tip: Back up photos in case of losing them

If you didn't lose photos, the best choice is to backup them first. When unexpected troubles happen to your photos, you'll still have the backups. Here we recommend you to use Time Machine to backup all important photos and other data on Mac:

1. Click Time Machine and choose Set Up Time Machine.

2. Click Select Backup Disk or select locations (an external storage device is preferable) back up photos, and then click Use for Backup.

You can also copy photos and files one by one and paste to another storage device where you want to store the backups. Be patient and careful while copying and pasting.

Part 1. Recover lost photos after photos library corruption

If photos lost due to Photos application or Photos Library corruption, you have two ways to restore the lost photos: 1. Restore lost photos with Mac data recovery software; 2. Retrieve Photos Library with photos from Times Machine backup.

Method 1. Restore lost photos with EaseUS Mac data recovery software

If you didn't create a backup of Photos Library in the Time Machine, you'll need Mac data recovery software to help. We recommend you try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac which supports to recover photos from corrupted Photo Library and even worse situations.

Step 1. Select the location where your valuable photos were lost and click Scan button.

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will start immediately a quick scan as well as a deep scan on your selected disk volume. Meanwhile, the scanning results will be presented in the left pane.

Step 3. By Path and Type, you can quickly filter the photos you've lost earlier. Select the target files and click Recover Now button to get them back at once.

Method 2. Restore corrupted Photos Library with photos from Time Machine backup

If you've created a backup of Photos Library with Time Machine, follow the steps below to restore Photos Library and all lost photos:

1. Connect Time Machine backup drive.

2. Click Time Machine in the Dock and enter Time Machine

3. Find backups - your photos then click Restore to recover lost photos.


Part 2. Repair corrupted Photos Library

If the Photos behaves unexpectedly or Photos Library corrupts, follow next steps to start repairing Photos Library with Photos library repair tool:

Step 1. Close Photo Library if it's opened.

Download file manager app

Step 2. Relaunch Photo Library by holding Command + Option key.

Step 3. Click 'Repair' when the 'Repair Library' dialog pops up and ask whether you'd like to repair the library.

You might be asked to enter your account and password to authorize the library repair. And the Repair tool will analyze the database of Photos Library, repair detected errors.

If your Photos library is automatically updated with iCloud Photos, the entire contents of the library will re-updates with iCloud when the repair process completes.

Bonus Tip: Create a new Photos Library

The other alternative way to repair corrupted Photos Library is to create a new Photos Library on Mac. By doing so, you'll have your Photo Library back and reuse it to edit your photos again:

Step 1. Hold the Option key and double-click the Photos icon in the Applications folder (or click the Photos icon in the Dock).

Step 2. In the Choose Library dialogue, click Create New.

Step 3. Type a library name and choose a location to store the library. Click OK to confirm.

The reason you are seeing this error is that your system doesn't have Xcode installed. Either you have never installed it on your Macbook or it got uninstalled during any OS update.

So to fix this issue, install Xcode. If you are into iOS App development, you can install the complete version and it will solve this issue as well. Download Xcode .dmg file from the Apple developers page.

If you don't use it, like me, you can simply search for the Command Line Tools package for Xcode and download the .dmg file for it and install it. You can download it from the Apple developers page.

Mac Photo Library Missing

The Perfect Solution:

If you don't want to download anything and just want to run some commands in the terminal to fix this issue, then here's the command for you:

This is the command which can be run in the terminal and will install the command line tools for Xcode. When you run this command you will be prompted to accept the license, agree with the terms and conditions, etc.

Mac System Photo Library Missing

If you are shown that the download requires 7GB+ of space, then be aware you are being forced to download the Xcode Application, in that case, download the .dmg file for command line tools package specifically from the apple developer page.

Access System Library Mac

The above command should fix the issue if it doesn't run the following command too:

Although this will fix your issue, as a follow-up step, you may need to set the path for the command line tools to run without Xcode.

If you face permission issues while running any of the above commands, use sudo with the commands. For example,

This too can work:

If you have the Xcode app installed, then try running the following command:


This issue can happen post OS upgrade and can make services that were running well before, useless. But the above solution should fix the error that you are facing. If none of this works for you, feel free to share your error message in the comment section below.