HT5037: iPhoto '11 or later: About the Library UpgraderLearn about iPhoto '11 or later: About the Library Upgrader
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to burniebb)
Did you run it after you installed it?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 10:55 PM (in response to LarryHN)
No. I stated that it won't let me open iphoto. It prompts me to download installer again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to burniebb)
Did you also run the Upgrader, not just install it?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 11:01 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I just ran the upgrader, launched iphoto and see no photos.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 11:21 PM (in response to burniebb)
ok so now I have dragged my pictures over to iphoto and only the older ones that were 'upgraded' are in iphoto. All of my newer ones are missing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 11:34 PM (in response to burniebb)
I don't really know what I did but now all the photos that I used to have missing are there and all of the ones I had pre upgrader are gone. This blows! What happened to good ole user friendly days of mac?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 12:59 AM (in response to burniebb)
You were trying to open an old library, right? Any chance you succeeded?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Roger that. All of the old library is now in iphoto. The ones since, that were there before I did the upgrader, are gone however.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to burniebb)
Try the following:
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.
Check to see if all of your photos are now visible in the library. If they are you can try the following on your original library in an effort to get them back and keep your existing albums, slideshows, etc.: 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 fix below:
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.
NOTE: you could start with the second fix and, if unsuccessful, run the first one, i.e. the iPhoto Library Manger rebuild. Your call.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to burniebb)
So, you opened the old library, Any chance the other photos are in the newer library?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to burniebb)
Well I'm not sure what happened here but I have the photos back so thanks for the help. A question: for some reason I have a ton of duplicates already in iphoto. will backing my library up cause even more duplicates to show up in iphoto? trying to avoid redundancy. I'd rather be redundant than lose photos though. I lived in Spain for a year about 5 years ago and lost all photos from the trip because of trying to make space on my hard drive. I want to avoid that at all cost.
I wish there was a better way to see the 'lay of the land' so to speak. It's really hard to tell what's what and where. libraries, pictures, iphoto, library, on and on. It gets confusing and hard to tell what's where. Any suggestions or directions for tutorials?
Thanks for the help.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to burniebb)
Did you at any time import a library into another existing library? That will create 100s of duplicates most of which are useless because the import the thumbnail, faces, originals and modified versions as if they were new original files. Never import one library into another.
If you need to merge two libraries into one use the paid version of iPhoto Library Manager. It will merge them without creating duplicates and while keeping keywords, titles, comments and places intact.