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iPhoto keeps switching to the Last Import folder automatically

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Nov 27, 2012 9:46 AM

When iPhoto is open, and you switch to another Application, then switch back to iPhoto, iPhoto automatically switches back to the Last Import folder. This is very annoying because you lose your place in iPhoto.  It seems like iPhoto wants to import new photos everytime you flip to it, even though there is no camera plugged in, which is why it ends up on the Last Import folder.  Has anyone else seen this or have a solution?

Pages '09, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)

    I do not see that

     

    And if iPhoto were trying to import it would not be in the last import list

     

    What other application are you switching to, why are you switching to it and what are you doing there?

     

    LN

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)

    Hmm,

    this does not happen, when I switch between iPhoto and other applications; iPhoto remembers the currently viewed event or album.  I am using iPhoto 9.4.2; what is your iPhoto version?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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

    Bug - no

     

    No one else has reportedthis  and neither Lonie nor I see it - it is not a bug but something specific to your configuration - in the devices section of the finder what devices do you have connected to yoru computer and what format are they if they are storage devices

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)

    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

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder. 

     

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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.

     

    OT

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

    Did you taek note of Note 2?

    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.

     

    LN

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)

    Yes I made the Library folder visible and I saw lots of other com.apple.x folders, but strangely, none for iPhoto.

    Probably you have opened your System Library at the top level of your system drive and not your user library at the top level of your Home folder.

     

    You can go directly to your User Library by using the Finder's "Go" menu:

    • Click onto your Desktop to bring the Finder forward, then click "Go" in the Finder's main menu:
    • Hold down the options ⌥-key, until the Library appears in the drop-down menu, open it.
    • Navigate to the "Preferences" folder.

     

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    Or, since you have unhidden your User Library, you should see it, when opening your Home folder, not your Macintosh HD.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)

    The com.apple.iPhoto folder would be in the Home/Library/Caches folder, not the Preferences folder.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,700 points)

    These are now in the Containers folder. It's a bit confusing in there, lots of aliases, but they're there okay.

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