4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 11:51 AM by Old Toad
clgazlay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am having a problem, I-photo will not do anything except give me the color wheel when I try to work with it.  This just happened and the trouble report shows at least 10 pages of repeat kernal errors.  I have shut down everything and restarted numerous times no help.... I'm using snow leapord 10.6 OS.  Need help!!  I have 18,000 pictures and can't afford this hassle.  What could be wrong?


Please someone get back to me ASAP.

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), laptop macbook
  • 1. Re: I-photo trouble
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,705 points)

    what version of iPhjoto?


    Back up your iPhoto library, Depress and hold the option (alt) and command keys and launch iPhoto - rebuild your iPhoto library



  • 2. Re: I-photo trouble
    clgazlay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm using I-Photo 9 ver. 8.0.4 in Snow Leopard.  Had no troubles till recently.  I followed your advice and rebuilt my library and it fixed 90% of my problem but I still have a few problems.  Now I can't open the effects box in edit.  And I still have a few issues where I'm forced to Force-Quit the program to Exit as the spinning wheel returns for a while.


    Thanks for the help. At least I can use the database and most of the functions now.


    Chuck Gazlay

  • 3. Re: I-photo trouble
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)


  • 4. Re: I-photo trouble
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    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.




    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.