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AshleyAujla Calculating status...
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Nov 16, 2012 4:35 AM

MY iphoto is not working when i try to upload pics its says



iPhoto cannot import your photos to this library because iPhoto cannot access the library.

Please repair your iPhoto library’s permissions.



  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:15 AM (in response to AshleyAujla)

    Go to your Applications folder>Utilities>Disk Utility> highlight your "Macintosh HD" in the left hand column to select it and then click the "Repair Permissions" button.  Hopefully that should do it.  Let us know.



    Hope this helps

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to AshleyAujla)

    Which version of OS X are you using?  Lion or Mountain Lion or?



    Hope this helps

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,210 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to AshleyAujla)

    Have a look here for instructions for truble-shooting iPhoto:

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Radiation Mac)


  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to AshleyAujla)

    If you're running iPHoto 9 the try the following: 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.





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