iPhoto Library went from El Capitan

I have the new Photos app updated to El Capitan.  Works well with streaming of my devices.  However, my library iPhoto everything has disappeared.  I had to get a new hard drive but had backed up with Time Machine to my WD My Book.  We spent all the time on the Apple store transfer My Book to the new hard drive on the Mac Mini.  I also have a new backup drive hard as the MyBook was quite old and almost full.  I'm going home and iphoto app is there but not photos.  Can I reconnect the MyBook and try to move on the Mini hard drive again?

Thank you.


Unless you put the iPhoto library in a different location on the old Mac, it should be in your Home/Pictures folder.  Have you looked into this folder to the library. Try to restore the library of Time Machine as follows:

Once it's restoration, you can open it with the new photo app and migrate to the pictures if that's what you want to do.

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