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May 1, 2012 3:11 AM

hi, my iPhoto have this info :


Your photo libraby is either in use by another application or has become unreadable.


and steps what I should do - any way that is not working - what ever I do what the step tell.

There are any advice??

I don't need previus photo - I just would like to open iPhoto and import photos one more.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    May 1, 2012 3:21 AM (in response to ania4ab)

    What version of iPhoto? Assuming 09 or later...




    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.


    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. .






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