Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to chiefs)
Do you have a managed library or a referenced library?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 9:20 PM (in response to LarryHN)
without desiring to burden you- where do I find what the distinctions are, Larry?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 10:01 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Larry, not sure, when i import photos its to iPhoto. I don't do anything with my photos outside of iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 10:08 PM (in response to LarryHN)
i used spotlight to search for the photo and it brought up several with the number 229, masters and thumbnails for each. one only had a thumbnail so i deleted it in the hope that by doing so iPhoto would no longer search for that master when opening, but that didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2012 12:01 AM (in response to chiefs)
Are you running a Managed or a Referenced Library?
A Managed Library, is the default setting, and iPhoto copies files into the iPhoto Library when Importing. The files are then stored in the Library package
A Referenced Library is when iPhoto is NOT copying the files into the iPhoto Library when importing because you made a change at iPhoto -> Preferences -> Advanced. (You unchecked the option to copy files into the Library on import) The files are then stored where ever you put them and not in the Library package. In this scenario you are responsible for the File Management.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2012 1:33 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I'm on the defailt setting, so managed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2012 1:53 AM (in response to chiefs)
Have you ever changed it? Because that message
"The photo “IMG_0229.JPG” could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found."
is only found with a Referenced Library?
What version of iPhoto?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to chiefs)
Note that you must NEVER delete (or make and changes of any sort) photos from the iPhoto library using the finder or any program except iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 11:27 PM (in response to chiefs)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
The library manager worked great. I can now open my iphoto without 50 alerts to cancel! Now, is there a place where I should go and delete my old library? Does it duplicate all of the photos?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to crrfromcleveland hts)
To delete any file or folder including the iPhoto library drag it to the system trash and empty the trash. I would test iPhoto one more time before emptying the trash to be safe
What is "it"? If it is IPLM and you have a managed library it does create a complete new library including original photos, modified photos and thumbnails
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Yes, iPhoto Library Manager. I used the rebuild function. The next time I opened iPhoto it was working as good as new. I see all of the thumbnails and photos. I haven't looked to closely to see if the photos are modified or originals. I do still see all of my events and albums. That's why I want to try to move or delete the old library. I want to make sure I know if it's using a new library or just fixed the old one.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
can I use iPhoto Library Manager rebuild function to fix the error "The photo “IMG_7971.JPG” could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found"?