Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 8:56 PM (in response to Nathan Jones2)It works OK for me. Backup the library and try the two fixes below in order as needed:
1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your User/Library/Preferences folder.
2 - delete iPhoto's cache files that are located in the User/Library/Application Support/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder.
3 - reboot, launch iPhoto and try again.
NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding the the Option key. You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.
Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys depressed and follow the instructions to rebuild the library. Select options #1, #2 and #6.
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 8:59 PM (in response to Old Toad)Yes, I tried this, but I think this is part of the reason I may have lost all my albums, keywords, faces, places. I tried to add the old ones again, but this does not work.MacBook (Black), Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2010 9:09 PM (in response to Nathan Jones2)Create a new test library, add a few photos and check out the search function there. If it doesn't work then a reinstall of iPhoto is indicated. If it does work then it's your library that's the culprit.
If it's your library then there just one fix left to try to get it working right and that's rebuilding the library with iPhoto Library Manager as follows:
Rebuild the library using iPhoto Library Manager as follows:
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
1 -Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2 -Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your User/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File->Rebuild Library menu option
4 - In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
5 - Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.3Ghz iMac, 4G RAM, 1TB HD; MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; 1.5TB/160GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Canon:i850/8600F, Epson R280; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod; iPad 3G
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to Nathan Jones2)
On 3-31-2011 and 4-1-2011 I did basic re-installs. Case No. 212858279. iphoto help worked both times until I ran my updates. Then nothing. I do not have internet at home, so using WIFY else where, iphoto help would work?? I had to be on line. I have already tried moving files from library preferences and nothing.
My last advisor was Robert Abbot, Case No.213616973. Research was done. I was told it was a bug. Since then, no correction or updates have ran. I was also told that we would have to be on the internet for iphoto help to work since most people were connected. Well, not always and I would like to have access to iphoto help during those times. So apparently Apple has no intention of making any changes or updates as of this date.
If anyone got iphoto help working by moving files out of library, preferences, you are lucky.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 10:53 PM (in response to james k.frommemphis)
This forum is for Users to talk to other Users. You're not talking to Apple here and frankly, as we have no context, we have no way of making sense of your post.