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iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.

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  • madsbjerre Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2010 2:40 AM (in response to G8mb1t)
    I've tried the (standard) upgrade process a couple of times before trying your solution.

    I've been able to upgrade every time and see my photos afterwards, but each time I launch iPhoto I'm prompted to upgrade again.
    MacBook Pro 17 inch, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • G8mb1t Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 2:57 AM (in response to madsbjerre)
    mine now still not behaving well, when i close and restart it it bounces and ends up in a not responding state......after a while it opens up...apple need to fix this, its bad very bad
    2009 MBP 17" 2.66 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Felix Leiter Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 2:59 AM (in response to Hippotech)
    How do you uninstall divx?
    Macbook Air SSD, iMac 24" 2.8Ghz, Iphone, Ipod Touch, Apple TV, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 G Ram
  • David Schwartzer Level 3 Level 3 (765 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 5:45 AM (in response to WillGonz)
    After several hours of working through this I think it is finally repaired.

    I tried removing the plist file, rebuilding the iPhoto database and repairing permissions but none of those solved the problem.

    When I reopened my original database in iPhoto '09 and looked at the "Keepsake" items, (now called Projects in iPhoto '11), I noticed a message that said the template for those items was no longer available and to choose a different template. Since these were all old projects I deleted them all and retried iPhoto '11. This time the database converted in about 5 minutes (about 3700 photos, 8.6GB database) and I got the "Welcome to iPhoto '11" screen and the conversion held.

    It appears (at least for me) that some of the old photo books, calendars, etc. are no longer supported in iPhoto '11 and therefore the new program doesn't know what to do with them so the conversion hangs.

    If you are having this problem with the spinnning gear, I suggest deleting your "Keepsake" items and retry the conversion

    Hope this helps.

    David
    13" MacBook Pro & G5 iMac Rev. B., Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3Gs with iOS4
  • hagbard86 Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:21 AM (in response to David Schwartzer)
    Another advice, that the keepsakes are the initators
    MB Black Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.7), ACD 20"
  • madsbjerre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:40 AM (in response to David Schwartzer)
    David Schwartzer's fix worked for me. Another vote on the "Keepsakes" being the culprit.

    Oh - and I don't have DivX installed (only Perian - does that count?).

    Thanks, David!

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    MacBook Pro 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Felix Leiter Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:44 AM (in response to David Schwartzer)
    Thank you, very helpful. However, I find it incredible that Apple could not address this in the update of their own program.
    Macbook Air SSD, iMac 24" 2.8Ghz, Iphone, Ipod Touch, Apple TV, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 G Ram
  • David Schwartzer Level 3 Level 3 (765 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:58 AM (in response to madsbjerre)
    Glad it worked for you.
    13" MacBook Pro & G5 iMac Rev. B., Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3Gs with iOS4
  • David Schwartzer Level 3 Level 3 (765 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 8:33 AM (in response to WillGonz)
    I don't think it is the Project folder in general. It appears that if you have items in the folder that is no supported right now, like calendars, the conversion fails. In your case, you may have projects, like books, that can be converted.

    I suspect there are many people with Keepsakes/Projects that have not had a conversion problem but it woiuld appear that at least for some projects, the conversion is hanging up.
    13" MacBook Pro & G5 iMac Rev. B., Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3Gs with iOS4
  • msetten Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 8:53 AM (in response to Felix Leiter)
    Felix Leiter wrote:
    I had no problem upgrading, but now I have a problem restarting! It's been spinning for about twenty minutes now in an attempt to open the library.


    I have this same issue with three separate iPhoto libraries. Upgrade works fine, but after restarting iPhoto it doesn't load the library and just keeps showing the spinning (b&w) icon. I hope this gets fixed soon!!!

    And it also happens with libraries that don't have keepsakes/projects in them.

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    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • griffd1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 9:02 AM (in response to ticzon)
    Apple should have worked on this BEFORE releasing the product. My move to iPhoto 11 has shut me down. I have a critical project and I can't spend another 4 hours trying to get this to work. What happened to software quality and product testing?

    Been using Apple software since 1985 and this is the worst product release ever!!!

    Dan
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4GB Mem
  • dackman Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2010 9:17 AM (in response to griffd1)
    I've managed to solve the constant rebuild problem - for myself at least. I rebooted in safe mode (hold shift down). Then I loaded iPhoto, it rebuilt the database and went to the welcome screen. I quit and reloaded and it still worked. I rebooted again in normal mode and it still works.

    Hope it works for others too.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
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