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  • 15. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    iphoto rarely crashes.  I notice if any, it is when moving through videos too much.

     

    I don't get it.... When I hold down option and open iphoto.

    I still see two of my 2013 libraries.

    I.e. I see 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013.

     

    Not sure why it is showing two of them.

    When you scroll over them, they both point to the same location.  Either of those 2013's open up the same library.

     

    This happened after I did the rebuild using ILM.

     

    I have tried to remove the library on a hard drive.  Restart computer.  Open iphoto, only shows 2009-2012.

    I put 2013 back on HD.  Launch iphoto and again, two 2013's show up.

     

    I don't get it.

  • 16. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    OT... you are talking about deleting both the FOLDERS.  Right?  Both of them, and the entire folder.

    Is it best to put on desktop incase I need it again?

     

    TD, what is your opinion about deleting those two folders?

     

    Finally, is there any chance that my iphoto libraries won't work if I do that? Because if there is even a slim chance, not sure I want to risk it.

     

    Thanks for input from you both.

     

    j

  • 17. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    No, just the Cache.db file and the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file.

     

    When you see the two 2013 libraries in the window click on each and see where they are located as the file path will be displayed just below the window.

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    Maybe you have a second 2013 library somewhere else.

  • 18. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    What does deleting those files do?

    Is there a potential for harming libraries from opening?

    Does the Mac recreate these upon launching iPhoto?

    Should I just move out of folder and save them?

     

    Both 'libraries' are located in the exact same place when looking at your screen shot. In my pictures folder. When I use finder there is only one in there.

    If I move it to EHD. Then unplug that. Then delete from ihd. None show up (rightfully).

     

    Add it back to pictures folder. Shows up two times again. But only one in pictures folder in finder.

    Clicking either one like your screen shot opens the same thing.

     

    Thanks.

  • 19. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Those files can get corrupted and deleting them causes them to be recreate back to original "factory" specs.  You just have to reset the preferences in iPhoto's preference panes back to what you had.  Also read the first Note in my first post here if you have your library somewhere other than in your Pictures folder.

    Physically, it has nothing to do with your library per se.

  • 20. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks OT.  I deleted the plist one.  Then I didn't see duplicates the first few times... then I did.

    I didn't delete the cache one because I couldn't remember where it was and this site was down last night.

     

    I will try deleting the cache one later tonight.

     

    I do only have libraries in my picture folders only (and no EHD).

     

    I wonder if something is wrong with my iphoto program itself?????  Some pics are still not being deleted even though an iphoto folder shows up in trash.  And in my iphoto only the pics I want are there.  But in the masters, there are erroneous pictures I have deleted in the past.

     

    OT, can I ask a favor... can you look in your masters folder and see if you have just one picture there that is not in your library?  I have a hard time believing I am the only one having this problem.  ???

     

    Also, there is a big problem with apple products not deleting stuff, even though we think they are.  Just look at the iphone and the 'other' category.  Some people have bloated others that are full of stuff they previously deleted.

     

    Anyway, thanks again. 

  • 21. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hey OT and TD....

    I rebuilt another library... and it shows a duplicate again.

    Have you ever rebuilt a library and/or did you have this problem?

    It seems deleting the cache and plist, will solve problem.

     

    I think I have a corrupted iphoto program.

     

    Thoughts?

     

    Thanks.

  • 22. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    To clarify.

    If I rebuild a library.  I see the new library name and TWO of the same name of the library that was rebuilt.  Both of those two point to the same place/file.  But of course, there is really only one library.

    Thanks.

  • 23. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Try booting in to Safe Mode,  Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, and the reboot normally.  Launch iPhoto and see if that helps.  A Safe Mode books clears lots of system and application caches as well as run repair routines.  It has helped another user with a reoccurring problem.

  • 24. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks OT. Will give a try.

     

    Any thoughts on uninstalling iPhoto program and reinstalling?

    I don't known how to do that so would need to call apple (and pay for advice since my computer is 3.5 years old).

     

    Seems all works fine other than not fully deleting photos even when in trash and trash emptied.

     

    Ps. I'm sure you know this but FYI there appears to be a new version of ILM.

  • 25. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    If your iPhoto came with your Mac or from an iLife disk do the following: delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the:

     

    HD/Library/Receipts folder (10.5 and earlier)

     

    or from the /var/db/receipts/  folder (10.6) .

     

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    or from the /private/var/db/receipts folder (10.7 or later)

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    Then install iPhoto from the source it came from originally.

     

    If you purchased iPhoto 9 from the App Store just move the iPhoto application to the Trash bin in the Dock, go to the App Store, go to Purchases and download and install.

  • 26. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Do I just leave my multiple iPhoto libraries in the home/pictures folder during this?

    Of course I have copied those libraries to an EHD as a back up.

     

    What is difference between pkg and bom files. Seems like other blogs say to delete pkg files and don't mention bom?

     

    Thx.

  • 27. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    BOM stands for bill of materials and is used in Lion and later. The pkg files have similar info inside as to what's been installed previously.  With iPhoto having been purchased from the App Store deleting those files is probably not necessary. 

     

    There's no reason to move the libraries as you still want to use them, right?  It's only the application that needs to be moved/deleted.

  • 28. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Tigervision Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks OT.

    I deleted iPhoto and reinstalled it.

    I'll report back in coming days and weeks to let this discussion know how things go when deleting photos.

     

    Btw. I also used ILM to create a 'second backup' on an EHD. I rebuilt each of my libraries to an EHD.  Since I know ILM will put in that library only the pics that show within iPhoto. Ie. will not copy over erroneous pics that are hiding in Masters folder, if any exist.

  • 29. Re: Why does iphoto really never delete a photo?  Can someone explain.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    There is a way to create a library with ALL of the photos that are present in the Masters folder for comparison to what you've got now in case some of the orphaned photos in the Masters folder are ones that you might want to keep.

     

    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.

     

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

     

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

     

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    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.