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iPhoto does not work after clean install and copy back

311 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 7:14 PM by Barney-15E RSS
Merkaba22 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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Feb 10, 2013 2:27 PM

After a clean (re-) install of ML, I copied back iPhoto but I get error messages this time that I need to re-install iPhoto --  I just reinstalled 10.8.2 again since I got iPhoto when I bought the MBP and it has been successful updated all along but upgrades I purchased each summer -- this did not work either.

 

Where can I get a download of iPhoto to finish my reinstall of (this software that I have been using with 10.8.2all along)?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 8 GIG RAM
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,250 points)

    How did you "copy it back?"

    If your MBP came with Lion or Mountain Lion, you should be able to reinstall iPhoto from the Mac App Store. Move the copy off of your hard drive, first.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,250 points)

    Check the Purchases tab. Is it not listed there.

    If your Mac came with Snow Leopard, then the original application will be on the disk that came with it.

     

    I haven't tried dragging and dropping iPhoto, but I would think that would work fine.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,250 points)

    Merkaba22 wrote:

     

    This is a 2010 MBP -- did not ocme with 10.8.x ....

    That's why I posted, "If your MBP came with Lion or Mountain Lion, you should be able to reinstall iPhoto from the Mac App Store. "

    And then later, "If your Mac came with Snow Leopard, then the original application will be on the disk that came with it."

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,250 points)

    As far as I know,  the Mountain lion installer doesn't have iLife on it. Those things are installed from the App Store, or disk, if the Mac shipped with Snow leopard or previous.

     

    You won't have a disk for Lion, but you should have one for Snow Leopard. There is no download for that.

    A Mac as old as yours would have come with a bundled software disk, which may have been part of the installation disk.

     

    If you need to reinstall the bundled apps, that would be the way you would do it. You'd then have to update them.

     

    If you have a Time Machine backup, you could use migration assistant to move the apps over correctly.

     

    The only thing I can think of is there are some missing frameworks or other such stuff that is required for iPhoto.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,250 points)

    I have no idea. I'm just guessing at why it says you need to reinstall.

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