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iPhoto isn't opening!!

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xoxonikiray Calculating status...
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Feb 20, 2013 6:22 PM

My iPhoto isn't opening at all, all it does is jump on the dock, the version I have is 9.4.2. I've even tired using the manger still nothing, EVEN updated to mountain lion thinking that was the problem and still didn't work. Someone help me please

iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,115 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:52 PM (in response to xoxonikiray)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and try to create a new, test library. If you can then the problem lies in your current library.

     

    If you can't then try this basic troubleshooing fix: 

     

    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 (Snow Leopard and Earlier).

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    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
    Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto
    folder

     

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    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.

     

    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

     

    Report back with the results.

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 10:57 PM (in response to xoxonikiray)

    In 10.8.2 that's in the ~/Library/ Containers folder.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,115 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to xoxonikiray)

    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
    Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto
    folder

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