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Help with failed reinstallation of iPhoto 11

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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:42 PM (in response to DrBerolGiant)

    Drop a note to Fat Cat Software - they have great support for their software and are much more into the details than the iPhoto users here



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to DrBerolGiant)

    You might give this a try to see if you can get a new library with all of the original files from your old one:


    Starting over from scratch with new library


    Start over with a new library and import the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder from your original library as follows:


    1. Open the library package like this.





    2. Launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.


    3. Drag the subfolders from the Originals (iPhoto 09 and earlier) or the Masters (iPhoto 11) folder, several at a time,  from the open iPhoto Library package into the open iPhoto window of the new library.





    This will create a new library with the same Events (but not necessarily the same Event names) as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.


    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.


    If the new library does contain all of your photos

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to DrBerolGiant)

    If you make a backup copy of your library and apply the fixes on it there's no change of losing your organizational efforts. I don't interface with Facebook with iPhoto so don't know if there's a way to unlink the library with FB as you can with email accounts.  If so cut the cord to FB and then reactivate it and try again.

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