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  • 15. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    orgutcayli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here.. And I'm tired of living that problem in almost every update..

    PLEASE FIX THIS APPLE..

  • 16. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    George Mcgee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    From the other discussion thread, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4315650

    You don't need to edit the AlbumData.xml file, you just need to open it and find the Album name in your iPhoto Library that contains a music selection with an ampersand followed by a blank (& ) and then change that iPhoto album music to another song without an ampersand in its song title, artist, etc.

     

    I Just followed Mr. Delaney's advice here, the only difference being I used the free TextWrangler App TextWrangler from the Mac App store to find the offending ampersand in my Slideshow music for my iPhoto Albums :

     

    Here's how to fix it without editing the XML, in a way that should stick.It takes a bit longer, but it's safer than editing the files directly. You'll still have to look at the XML files to figure out what album to change.

    1. Right click on your iPhoto Library (in your "Pictures" folder) and choose "Show Package Contents"
    2. Find the "AlbumData.xml" file and open it in TextEdit or any other text editor
    3. Search (command-F) for "& " - don't include the quotation marks, but do include a single space after the ampersand. It should take you right to the name of the song that's the problem.
    4. Do not change anything! Just look in the lines immediately above the song name, for the name of the Photo Album that's using that song in it's slide show. It will look something like this, if the name of the album was "Vacation Pictures":
        <key>AlbumName</key>   <string>Vacation Pictures</string>
    5. Close the "AlbumData.xml" file, and close the "iPhoto Library" folder.
    6. Now open up iPhoto.
    7. Look for the album with the same name as the one you found in the file, and click on it.
    8. Click the "Play" icon
    9. You should see some options for the slide show (if the slide show starts playing, just move your mouse and click the "music" icon to get there)
    10. On the music tab, cilck the "custom playlist" checkbox, and drag any song (make sure it doesn't have an "&" in the song name, album name, or artist name) into the custom playlist box.
    11. Click "Play"

     

    That will safely and permanently remove the ampersand from the slideshow, so when you go back to iTunes you should be able to sync selected albums.

     

    Finally I had to close and open iPhoto after changing the music for the offending album and then all was well with iTunes again and I was able to select albums, events etc again.

     

    Apple still needs to fix this so we don't have to go through this but at least we have a working solution.

  • 17. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    imacman66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!  This is the only thing that worked!  Come on Apple, you need to fix this glitch pronto!

  • 18. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    elbenoit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This solved the problem!!

     

    Thank you very much and massive karma to you and all affected!

  • 19. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    keithfromva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is a good fix and thanks for suggesting how to do it; however, I am not comfortable with going into the system like this.  I hope that Apple comes up with a fix soon that does not require me to be the tech savy.  Again thanks and I will save this info. in the event apple does not resolve this issue timely. 

  • 20. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    cards1007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This fixed it for me as well. Thank you!

     

    One piece of additional info...when I tried this, I deviated slightly, thinking I'd just disable music for the slideshow completely. I unchecked the box for "Play music during slideshow", played to confirm the change, then closed iPhoto. Strangely, the music choice with the "& " problem remained in the XML file and iTunes still choked on it. So, it's important to actually choose different music that doesn't have the "& " problem instead of just disabling it entirely.

  • 21. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    W M R Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Since I don't have the time to play back hundreds of events to find a "&", is there a way to find the problematic song before I update to iPhoto 9.4 or do I have to wait until iPhoto destroys my library with the update?

  • 22. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    dblix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bravo George Mcgee j'ai exécuté votre solution et mon problème est résolu.

     

    merci.

  • 23. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    Tom Charvat Level 2 Level 2 (440 points)

    If you really need Photo's or Video's on your iPad before Apple Fixes the bug, do it wirelessly.

    I tried it yesterday and it works fine.

    http://www.photosync-app.com

     

    Install their App on your iPad and download their software for your Mac.

    Just turn on the App and then drag your photo's on to the ICON on your Mac.

    They transfer with ease Wirelessly.

  • 24. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    JPHuff Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Well, you could try downloading the free trial of "iPhoto Library Manager."  If that shows an issue when you run it where it can't see your library, it will even tell you which line of your "albums.xml" file has the issue.  You can then look and see specifically where your issues are.  Bottom line though, this issue is so easy to correct now that we know what to look for that it really probably isn't worth worrying about to the extent that you pass up the upgrade.

  • 25. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    orgutcayli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It worked! Thanks a lot for your brilliant solution George McGee..

  • 26. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    Hilary Bowers Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    W M R   Yes, you can do a search in the .xml file. Look here for detailed instructions.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19675108#19675108

     

     

    Here's how to fix it without editing the XML, in a way that should stick.It takes a bit longer, but it's safer than editing the files directly. You'll still have to look at the XML files to figure out what album to change.

    1. Right click on your iPhoto Library (in your "Pictures" folder) and choose "Show Package Contents"
    2. Find the "AlbumData.xml" file and open it in TextEdit or any other text editor
    3. Search (command-F) for "& " - don't include the quotation marks, but do include a single space after the ampersand. It should take you right to the name of the song that's the problem.
    4. Do not change anything! Just look in the lines immediately above the song name, for the name of the Photo Album that's using that song in it's slide show. It will look something like this, if the name of the album was "Vacation Pictures":
        <key>AlbumName</key>   <string>Vacation Pictures</string>
    5. Close the "AlbumData.xml" file, and close the "iPhoto Library" folder.
    6. Now open up iPhoto.
    7. Look for the album with the same name as the one you found in the file, and click on it.
    8. Click the "Play" icon
    9. You should see some options for the slide show (if the slide show starts playing, just move your mouse and click the "music" icon to get there)
    10. On the music tab, cilck the "custom playlist" checkbox, and drag any song (make sure it doesn't have an "&" in the song name, album name, or artist name) into the custom playlist box.
    11. Click "Play"

     

    That will safely and permanently remove the ampersand from the slideshow, so when you go back to iTunes you should be able to sync selected albums.

  • 27. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    Patrick in SD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked like a charm! Thanks for posting this.

  • 28. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    FrankFR Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi.

     

    Thank you it solved the problem.

    The photos syncing was almost complete after that !!!

     

    Best regards

  • 29. Re: iPhoto Albums not seen in iTunes after iOS 6 update
    psk9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for all the helpful posts.  For me, the easiest fix was just to delete all my slideshows which are not needed anyway as any album/event can just be played as a slideshow without saving to a separate file.