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iPhoto 9.4.2 quitting on launch

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Guy UK Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2012 3:39 AM

Hello all - wondering if you might be able to help? I have spent 2 hours searching here and elsewhere for a solution.


iPhoto is quitting on startup - excerpt from the Crash Report is below. So far I have ...


1. Repaired Disk Permissions several times.

2. Made sure ownership of preferences folder (and files) are set to me.

3. Rebooted into Safe Mode.

4. Deleted .GlobalPreferences.plist and rebooted.

5. Enabled Root User in Directory Utility.


None of the above has made any difference.


If I log in as another user, however, iPhoto will open which makes me think this is a permissions problem but I'm really not sure. Any thoughts appreciated.


Thank you!


Process:         iPhoto [418]

Path:            /Applications/


Version:         9.4.2 (9.4.2)

Build Info:      iPhotoProject-710042000000000~1

Code Type:       X86 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [133]



Date/Time:       2012-11-30 11:26:04.975 +0000

OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63)

Report Version:  9



Interval Since Last Report:          46252 sec

Crashes Since Last Report:           28

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   28

Anonymous UUID:                      BEC5060A-11E2-47B2-9707-4AC3A70153A1



Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue:




Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000



Application Specific Information:

dyld: launch, running initializers


xpchelper reply message validation: sandbox creation failed: 1002

Container object initialization failed: The file “.GlobalPreferences.plist” couldn’t be saved in the folder “Preferences” because a file with the same name already exists.



Application Specific Signatures:

sandbox creation failed: 1002



Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:

0   libxpc.dylib                            0x9733a54e runtime_init + 2014

1   libdispatch.dylib                       0x92bfcc27 dispatch_once_f + 50

2   libxpc.dylib                            0x9733ad92 _xpc_runtime_set_domain + 350

3   libxpc.dylib                            0x973379af _libxpc_initializer + 578

4   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x935f77a7 libSystem_initializer + 199

5   dyld                                    0x8fe3a203 ImageLoaderMachO::doModInitFunctions(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 251

6   dyld                                    0x8fe39d68 ImageLoaderMachO::doInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&) + 64

7   dyld                                    0x8fe372c8 ImageLoader::recursiveInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 256

8   dyld                                    0x8fe3725e ImageLoader::recursiveInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 150

9   dyld                                    0x8fe3725e ImageLoader::recursiveInitialization(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, unsigned int, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 150

10  dyld                                    0x8fe38268 ImageLoader::runInitializers(ImageLoader::LinkContext const&, ImageLoader::InitializerTimingList&) + 62

11  dyld                                    0x8fe2c694 dyld::initializeMainExecutable() + 214

12  dyld                                    0x8fe30f99 dyld::_main(macho_header const*, unsigned long, int, char const**, char const**, char const**) + 2238

13  dyld                                    0x8fe2a2ef dyldbootstrap::start(macho_header const*, int, char const**, long, macho_header const*) + 637

14  dyld                                    0x8fe2a063 _dyld_start + 51



Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):

  eax: 0x000000f7  ebx: 0x79e66b70  ecx: 0xc0026157  edx: 0x00000000

  edi: 0xc0026060  esi: 0xac831410  ebp: 0xc0027098  esp: 0xc00257a0

   ss: 0x0000001f  efl: 0x00010282  eip: 0x9733a54e   cs: 0x00000017

   ds: 0x0000001f   es: 0x0000001f   fs: 0x00000000   gs: 0x00000037

  cr2: 0x0e7ae02c

Logical CPU: 0

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • postklep Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to Guy UK)


    I'm having the same problems. iPhoto and other applications using 'picture' like Preview won't open

    in al my accounts except my own. For 1,5 years now. I'm going to try this method but will I have to

    delete every file for every user and programme again? This certainly is going to be a lot of work.

    See my problem at: tiple#20376522


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