Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to Docmarc96)
No, dragging Albums works fine here. Try restart your machine.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you Terence, but I already tried that. Any other suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 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
2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your
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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.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thank you Old Toad. As soon as I can get to my external drive and back up, I will try this!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to Old Toad)
I am finally trying this, and I am in the process of importing all of my photos again into iPhoto. However, none of my albums are showing. Will they show up after my photos import? If not, is there anyway to restore them?
Thanks again for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 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.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to Old Toad)
How do I repair the original, or how do I restore a backup library from time machine?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 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:
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.
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
- Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
- Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
- 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
- In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
- 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.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to Docmarc96)