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I can not move or drag and drop my albums anymore.

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Docmarc96 Calculating status...
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Nov 6, 2012 8:36 AM

For some reason, iPhoto will not let me manually rearrainge anymore.  When I try to drag an album, it only gives me the option to start a new folder.  Anyone else notice this in 11?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)

    No, dragging Albums works fine here. Try restart your machine.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to Docmarc96)

    Make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and try the following:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home()/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home()/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder. 

     

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    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.

     

    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

     

    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to Docmarc96)

    If you're importing your original photos into a new iPhoto library you won't have any of your albums, projects, keywords, etc.  The only way to restore albums, projects, etc.  is to repair your original library or restore a backup library.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to Docmarc96)

    Make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:

     

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

     

    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #1, followed by #3 and then #4 as needed.

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.

     

    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to Docmarc96)

    To restore the library from Time Machine you should go to the Pictures folderr and then enter Time Machine. Once in TM go back in time till you get the latest library before the problem started, select it and use the Restore button.

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