Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to CorsetClaire)
You need to reinstall.
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have done all that and iphoto is still not working, it still tells me that the library is in use by someone else.
This is now getting critical, I have photos that I have to send off for a competition and my blog entries are requiring updating. Can anybody help with how I can access my photos. I have an iphoen, ipad and access to a mac air?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to CorsetClaire)
I have now gone into the iphoto Library info and looked at Sharing & Permissions. I have added myself and my husband and given us both Read & Write permissions and also made myself the owner.
Does anyone know if the size of the library should make any difference? I don't think so. My library is 23.2GB.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to CorsetClaire)
I have checked on the apple website and done this:
- Run Software Update and install all updates (including the OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update, or later) until it reports "Your Software is Up To Date".
- Open the Get Info inspector for the account's Home folder:
- In Finder, select Go > Home or press Shift Command H (⇧⌘H).
- In Finder, select File > Get Info or press Command I (⌘I).
- If needed, click the disclosure triangle to expand the "Sharing & Permissions:" section of the Get Info window.
- If needed, click the padlock icon in the lower right corner of the Get Into window.
- When prompted, enter an admin user name and password, then click OK.
- From the Action menu () at the bottom of the Get Info window, choose "Apply to enclosed items…"
- Click OK in the confirmation sheet.
- Wait for the process to complete.
This has made the photos I imported after installing IOS X and before installing iphoto 11 appear. Only 23GB of photos to go.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to CorsetClaire)
Today I managed to get all my photos back, thanks in the main part from Applecare.
But they are all in one event and most of the dates are wrong, I have lost my keywords, my star ratings, and my albums.
As I have very valid reasons for the keywords, star ratings and albums I am not happy
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to CorsetClaire)
I have this same exact problem - the only thing is, is that I bought my laptop today and iPhoto already isn't working. I didn't have anything photos or videos or anything in it, so I'm not sure what to do...