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iPhoto 9.2.3 "quits unexpectedly" on openning.

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hhfromcaledon Calculating status...
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Apr 26, 2012 12:48 PM

I have iPhoto 9.2.3 running on a Macbook (08) with the latest version of Lion. iPhoto will open up and without any actions on my part quit unexpectedly. I have openned it with my ususal library (>5000 pics) and with a new empty library and it fails in both cases.

Any suggestions?

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to hhfromcaledon)

    Make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and try the following:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home()/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home()/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder. 

     

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    3 - 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 down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to hhfromcaledon)

    Make a temporary, backup copy (select the library and type Command+D) and apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

     

    Select the options identified in the screenshot

     

    Fix #2

     

    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 Home/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.


  • jballmann1 Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    That doesn't work for me.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to jballmann1)

    Log into another user account on your Mac and try iPhoto there. If it fails boot into  Safe Mode and try there.

     

    If iPhoto crashes in both of those situations then a reinstall of the system seems indicated.

     

    Your problems appears similar to that in this topic: iPhoto crashes at start

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 5:43 PM (in response to hhfromcaledon)

    It sounds like your library is damaged beyond normal repair.  With that in mind you may want to do the following:

     

    Start over from scratch with new library

     

    Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:

     

    1.  Move the existing library folder to the desktop.

    2.  Open the library package like this.

     

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    3. Launch iPhoto and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.

    4. Drag the subfolders in the Originals folder (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the entire Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from the iPhoto Library on the desktop into the open iPhoto window.

     

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    This will create a new library with the same Events as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.  Your current library will remain untouched for further testing if so desired.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to hhfromcaledon)

    Do you get a message asking if you want to send a crash report?  If so copy the first 50 lines and post them here.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to hhfromcaledon)

    KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE is almost always data related. But we've tried all of the tricks related to bad data, i.e. damaged library.

     

    Boot into  Safe Mode and see if iPhoto will open and function there. If it doesn't a reinstall of iPhoto seems indicated. To do so you'll have to delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the HD/Library/Receipts folder and from the /var/db/receipts/  folder,

     

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    Then install iPhoto from the disk it came on originally.

  • aaron260 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to hhfromcaledon)

    You should be able to find iPhoto listed under the purchases section of the Mac App Store.

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