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How do I re-install lost iPhoto '08- 7.1.5 (378) App?

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The first error notice stated: "The Library is malformed. Encountered unknown ampersand-escape sequence at line 7."

I printed out the library manager's instructions regarding corrupted files in "AlbumData.xml file" . Nothing in those pages has been of help.

True, I had named my external drive "Photos&Movies". My bad. Renamed it with "and" and nothing changed.

 

I followed every advice  given here to others with the same or similar problems, i..e.:

 

Re-installing original discs.

 

Mine - neither the two discs with Leopard 10.5 nor the one I purchased  with Snow Leopard - contain any repair features when choosing "Bundled only...".

 

Then I tried restoring from Time Machine which brought the iPhoto icon back into the Applications folder and the dock.Clicking on it, however, doesn't even make it jump or blink. I also temporarily disconnected the dedicated external drive with more than 11,000 photos on it to make sure they wouldn't accidentally be deleted.

 

Have also followed the advice of deleting "iPhoto plist" and "cache.db".

 

I installed Google Picasa to access my photos on the external and they're all there.

 

I had been led to believe that iLife was part of my original version of Leopard but I cannot find  any trace of it.

 

Short of buying a new computer, I would like to upgrade to the next level (Lion??) in hopes of getting iLife. Or buying a new version of iPhoto.

 

My subscription to Apple Care expired and I don't even know if re-subscribing would help me.

 

Thank you!

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    iLife does not come with any OS - it comes with new computers and upgrades are purchased

     

    The version that came with your computer is on the restore disks that came with it

     

    To reinstall iPhoto - go to your receipts folder ("Your hard drive" ==> library ==> receipts) and remove any iPhoto receipts and reinstall from the restore disks that came with your computer - do a custom install of bundled software only

     

     

    For more information  <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/132243/2008/02/pacifist.html"> click here for the MacWorld article on reinstalling OS X applications.</a>

     

    You can purchase the latest version from the App store

     

    You can purchase previous versions from eBay or Amazon

     

    What format is the external drive? It must be Mac OS extended (journaled)

     

    what is the name of the external drive now? does the finder show an iPhoto library there? If you depress and hole the option key and launch iPhoto do you see the iPhoto library there? can you see the one on the internal drive that you restored from TM?

     

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    your answer is confusing - if you have iPhoto '08 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8 as your information states then your computer came with restore disks

     

    a newly purchased Mac would have much later software than you say you have - and on new systems you do not get restore disks but accept yoru software from the App store

     

    Again OS upgrades do not include iPhoto (or iLife) - the orginal restore disks that came with the comnputer do

     

    iPhoto.app is the iPhoto application - the iPhoto library is a SQLite database file that contains your photos and all information allowing iPhoto to access them

     

    You depress the option key and the launch the iPhoto App to get the menu that contains the select library command

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    Again OS upgrades do not include iPhoto (or iLife) - the orginal restore disks that came with the comnputer do

     

    So do not use the OS upgrade disks - only the original disks taht came with your computer

     

    To reinstall iPhoto - go to your receipts folder ("Your hard drive" ==> library ==> receipts) and remove any iPhoto receipts and reinstall from the restore disks that came with your computer - do a custom install of bundled software only

     

    It may not be named 'restore disk" but you got two DVDs with your computer - it is disk two

     

    For more information  <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/132243/2008/02/pacifist.html"> click here for the MacWorld article on reinstalling OS X applications.</a>

     

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    Are these just images? Or it it an iphoto library?

     

    If they are just images then iPhoto have no possible wey to know how you have them arranged

     

    If it is an iPhoto library then simply drag it to the pictures folder and lanch iPhoto to open it

     

    The only way to be sure you get exactly what you had before is to load a backup of the iPhoto library

     

    LN

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