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How do I stop iPhoto 8 defaulting back to "Open no application?"

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I use iPhoto 8.  I want it to open whenever I connect a camera. So, I go to Preferences; General; click on the drop-down menu for "Connecting Camera opens" and select "iPhoto."  However, if I switch my laptop off, then the next time I switch it on, I find that it has defaulted back to "Connecting Camera opens No Application."  This is driving me mad!  Can anyone please help?!

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)

    iPhoto 8 or iPhoto 08 - they're not the same?


    Have you tried making the choics in Image Capture (in your Applications Folder) ?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)

    A good general step for strange issues is to renew the iPhoto preference file - quit iPhoto and go to "your user name" ==> library ==> preferences ==> and trash it - launch iPhoto which creates a fresh new default preference file and reset any personal preferences you have changed and if you have moved the iPhoto library repoint to it. This may help



    This does not affect your photos or any database information (keywords, faces, places, ratings, etc) in any way - they are stored in the iPhoto library - the iPhoto preference file simply controls how iPhoto works - which is why renewing it is a good first step.




  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,260 points)

    Move the iPhoto preference file again and this time launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and rebuild the library with the options checked in this screenshot:



    Also delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your


         User/Home/Library/Caches/ folder.



    Launch iPhoto and check to see if the problem has been fixed.


    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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,260 points)

    Opps! My bad.   It's the Option + Command keys to get you to the rebuild option.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,260 points)



    You should reply to the post rather than yourself.  That way we know who you're replying to. The post I'm replying to does not tell me if it's myself, Larry or Terence you're trying to communicate with. 


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