Can I use Time Machine to dump Photos?

Can I use Time Machine to restore my machine to the iPhoto app without destroying the files that Photos has converted?
I don’t find Photos intuitive and I’m up against the clock on a project (Photoshop) and can’t spend time learning how to access file I can see but can’t access. Maybe at another time – I just want my old system and thousands of image back where they were.


Yes, you can use Time Machine to restore iPhoto app and also the iPhoto library before the conversion of Photos app.

  1. You have to navigate through Time Machine backups and folder via Finder.
  2. Now go to Applications and restore the
  3. After that navigate to the folder containing your iPhoto library and restore it where you want without overwrite the converted Photos library.
  4. Exit from Time Machine.
  5. Open iPhoto and open the iPhoto library.

Source : Link , Question Author : Jeff , Answer Author : Matteo Guarnerio

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