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iPhoto Locks Up, What do I do?

932 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 10:18 PM by LarryHN RSS
2012EVOL Calculating status...
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Nov 13, 2012 8:56 PM

Freezes when I start it. I can't scroll down thru my albums, the cursor is just unresponsive when you try to click on window to anything. Does not show that software is "not responding" when applying force quit.

Anybody have these syptoms? Any solutions?

Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,725 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:36 AM (in response to 2012EVOL)

    What version of iPhoto?


    As a Test:



    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'



    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • oldtrooper Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:15 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Terence. I was having some real issues with iPhoto and after and hour or two of fustration I queried the site and came across your suggestion.  I tried it and it worked pefectly.  Thanks for the advice, it worked very well and solved my problem/fustration  lol  Thanks Terence

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,880 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to oldtrooper)



    That is not a solution - it is

    As a Test:

    Since it works iPhoto, yoru account and the OS are not the problem  - probablu yu need to rebuild your iPhoto library - Back up your iPhoto library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your iPhoto library




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