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I assume you are using Iphoto. In the preferences settings under the advances section select copy items into the iphoto library and it wont happen again.

To find your old ones try this


http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iPhoto/7.0/en/6462.html



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There are several reasons the computer can't find the file(s).

  • The link could be incorrectly coded.
  • The file could have been deleted.
  • Heavy traffic could make the file unavailable. 

Encoding problems should give you an error message, yet that could also make problems.
  • The server is sending the wrong MIME type and your browser won't recognize it.
  • The decoding software to read the file is missing from your computer.

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That means the code calls for an image but can find the file to load.

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