Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to Scal7)
There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on seven different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary from version to version and OS to OS. So before anyone can help, they need information to work with. Basic stuff:
- What version of iPhoto.
- What version of the Operating System.
- Details. What were you doing when the problem arose?
- Did it ever work properly?
- Are there error messages?
- What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.
Anything else you can think of that might allow someone else to understand your issue.
With this kind of information somebody can develop a starting point for troubleshooting the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 4:57 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
OK, I have Mac OS X version 10.6.8, I'm not sure what version of iphoto I have, where do I look for that?
I used the iphoto one day and it was working fine....then several days later went I went to use it again, I was not able to open it.
I do the system and application updates on a regular basis.
You asked about the error message....the error message reads what I have in quotes in my initial question.
I have quit all apps and did a restart on my computer, I have also shut completely down and then started the computer up again....and it still doesn't open. I'm actually having the same problem with itunes. Everything else seems to be working fine.
Thanks for your help
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 5:08 AM (in response to Scal7)
Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts) and see if the problem is repeated there. If it is, then a re-install of the app might be indicated. If it's not, then it's likely the app is okay and the problem is something in the main account.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to Scal7)
On my mac keyboards there are two keys marked "alt" plus a "special sign": in the bottom row on the left and on the right.
On some macs it is marked "option" plus the "special sign", or marked with "alt" + "option".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Terence, I tried your suggestion of setting up a new account and logging in
It didn't work
I still get an error message when trying to open iphoto and itunes says it may be corrupted! ugh!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to Scal7)
To re-install iPhoto
1. Put the iPhoto.app in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)
2a: On 10.5: Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.
2b: On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows: In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type
2c: on 10.7 they're at
A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.
If you purchased an iLife Disk, then iPhoto is on it.
If iPhoto was installed on your Mac when you go it then it’s on the System Restore disks that came with your Mac. Insert the first one and opt to ‘Install Bundled Applications Only.
If you purchased it on the App Store or have a Recent Mac you can find it in your Purchases List.