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iPhoto 08 icon on dock not working.

388 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 10:37 AM by birdy176 RSS
birdy176 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Nov 3, 2012 9:48 PM

The iPhone app has disappeared from the Applications Folder and clicking on the dock icon does not open it.

 

When opening the Photo Library, this message appears:

 

Album Data File for this library is malformed. Encountered unknown ampersand-escape sequence at line 7. See iPhoto Library Manager help for trouble shooting info.

 

That led me to a long trouble shooting site about what to do about the AlbumData.xml File. Not being a programmer, the instructions are of no help and I am desperately looking for ways to have my iPhoto app back.

 

My photos were all saved to a dedicated external drive to prevent their loss. Have just deleted iPhoto '08 (or think I did...) which resided on the internal HDD.

 

Questions:

 

Can I purchase an upgrade of iPhoto? Or do I have to upgrade to Lion? Will a new version of iLife or iPhoto - which I would gladly purchase - eliminate that "line 7 ampersand" error that now prevents access to iPhoto?

 

Re-installing my OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3 from Apple disk did not work.

 

I have some 12,000 photos and movies (am 84 years old...) on the external drive and cannot access any of them. Have installed Picasa just to be able to download my movies and pictures until I have a working version of iPhoto again.

Please help!

 

Thank you!

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.6.7), Panasonic VDR-D300, Fuji Finepix
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 1:29 AM (in response to birdy176)

    The version of iPhoto you had will be on the System Restore disks that came with your computer. To use the version of iPhoto on the App Store you would need to also update the OS to Lion, minimum.

     

    As for installing Picasa, Image Capture (in your Applications Folder) can do that job.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,845 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 6:48 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    TD does not mean that Image Capture can install Picasa as it sounds but that Image Capture comes with every Mac and it will download movies and photos so Piasa may not be needed 

     

     

    to reinstall iPhoto - go to your receipts folder ("Your hard drive" ==> library ==> receipts) and remove any iPhoto receipts and reinstall from the restore disks that came with your computer - do a custom install of bundled software only

     

     

    For more information  <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/132243/2008/02/pacifist.html"> click here for the MacWorld article on reinstalling OS X applications.</a>

     

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,115 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to birdy176)

    See if a Software Restore disk like one of these came with your Mac.  If so you can use it to reinsatll iPhoto and then update it to the latest version of that particular version:

    iAppreinstall.PNG

     

    OT

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,845 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to birdy176)

    Are those purchased Leopard disks or the restore disks that came with your computer? Purchased Leopard idisks do not have iLife on them - it is a seperate purchase - the restore disks that came with your computer have iLife on them

     

    You can purchase an older version of iLife on eBay or Amazon

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,845 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to birdy176)

    the restore disks that came with your computer have iLife on them

    THey are on disk 2

     

    reinstall from the restore disks that came with your computer - do a custom install of bundled software only

     

     

    What exactly happens when you double click on the iphoto icon in the Applications folder?

     

    LN

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