4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 3:25 PM by alden1977
alden1977 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Everytime I open iPhoto, it displays a message that it needs to upgrade the library and when I proceed it displays that it needs to repair the library? WHat gives? EVERY TIME I OPEN IT?


iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Why does iphoto always upgrade the library?
    Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,260 points)

    Try to repair your Library permissions:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638

  • 2. Re: Why does iphoto always upgrade the library?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)

     

     

    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.

     

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.  

  • 3. Re: Why does iphoto always upgrade the library?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,690 points)

    With iPhoto 11 do 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.

     

    iP93rebuild.PNG

     

    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.

     

    OT

  • 4. Re: Why does iphoto always upgrade the library?
    alden1977 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know what i clicked to make this response so disregard since i cannot delete it...