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Echavez15 Calculating status...
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May 10, 2012 8:36 AM

I copied an IPhoto libray (as one file), most of the pictures are shown correctly but some folders are there but pictures are not shown at the screen but instead I see a black background and the small horizontal bar with the pictures, why some pics can't being seen?





MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,725 points)
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    May 10, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to Echavez15)

    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.



    Posts that consist of "iPhoto doesn't work. Help" or "iPhoto won't print" or "Suddenly I have no photos!!!!!!!!!!" mean that any helper is simply guessing. More information means you get better assistance.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,725 points)
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    May 10, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to Echavez15)

    Select one of the affected photos in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Reveal in Finder -> Original. A Finder Window should open with the file selected. Does it?






  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,725 points)
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    May 10, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to Echavez15)

    That explains why iphoto can't show you the photo - it can't find it.


    Surefire solution: Restore from your back up.


    Other than that: 


    Try 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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