Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to Mac Fanatic)
That's way too long. Quit iPhoto, use Force Quit if you have to. Then try rebuilding just the preferences option (#6) to see if you can get thru that. If you do then try #1 and #2.
I don't have a library that large but for a 2,500 photo library rebuilding only takes about a 40 seconds using those three options. So by scaling I would expect your library should take around 5 minutes. However, with the library on an external USB drive it will take longer. Don't know what the speed difference will be.
After #6 I'd try #1 next. The automatic backup of #2 may be damaged.
If none of the iPhoto rebuilds fix your library you're next step is this:
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
- Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
- Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
- 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
- In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
- 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 11:46 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I ran #6 and it appeared to work but there were still 0 photos in the library
I then ran #1 and it us now hanging for 20 minutes at 100% complete with grey spinning wheel.
Do u suggest anything before I try library manager and loose all my books and calendars?