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iPhoto 9.4.2 Problems

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  • Wierdostomps Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Punkyups)

    Unfortunately, the normally excellent iPhoto Library Manager doesn't seem to have been updated to cope with iPhoto 9.4.2 yet - when I tried to rebuild the database using it, it failed to recongise a single one of my images - which are either Canon Raw or JPEG and threw up an error message for every single event.


    I'm just trying to rebuild the database from inside iPhoto now


    I am getting fed up of Apple publishing 'updates' which haven't been properly tested and which cause more problems than they solve. Seems to be a pattern over the last year or so.

  • seekoei Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:37 AM (in response to Punkyups)

    Exact same problem here (same SIGBUS crashlog) . Cmd-Opt open also doesn't work, as iPhoto crashes *before* giving the various rebuild options.


    When I get home tonight, I'm going to remove & reinstall 9.4.2. See if that works. I'm not hopeful, based on several forum entries.


    After that, if it doesn't fix it, I'll try downgrading to 9.4.1 -- SrgBrazil in this post ( seems to indicate that that fixed it for him/her.





    I'll report back tomorrow.


    Tip: avoid 9.4.2 for now :-)

  • seekoei Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to seekoei)

    I haven't figured out how to completely reinstall iPhoto yet (in the Mac App Store, it's listed as £10.49, which I don't want to pay to reinstall something I already had?!), or how to downgrade to 9.4.1.


    Please help!!

  • seekoei Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:35 AM (in response to Punkyups)

    Update: turns out my iPhoto crashing was just the first symptom of a failing hdd. Eventually everything started failing, and had to get my hdd replaced. Apple did so without charge even though I'm outside my 1 year warrantee. They also replaced my iMac's screen as it had some ghosting issues -- again, without charge. Excellent service. I then timemachine'd my backup back, and am fully up & running again.

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