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Good news and bad news . . .You will probably have to reinstall the OS - that is, unless you have backed up your files on Time Machine or some other back up program. Then all you have to do is ask the back up program to reinstall the missing files. 
But if you haven't backed up, you will lose your Mail accounts and email, but not your photos, as far as I know. But at least you can rebuild your accounts. 
You will find your iPhoto library in the Applications folder. You can find your photos If you have a .Mac (Mobile Me) account, however, you will find your .Mac mail online. 
Here is more help for iPhoto: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1262302
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=151957
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=257869http://forum.maccast.com/index.php?showtopic=4134

I hope something in there helps.  Best wishes, Shari Dyer

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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