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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes with OS X 10.8.2

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frjoe Calculating status...
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Feb 19, 2013 8:25 AM

I am using iPhoto 9.1, which works fine with OS X 10.8.2. I upgraded to iPhoto 9.4.2 via the App Store, but whenever I tried to open an iPhoto library, it immediately crashed and I got an error message saying that iPhoto had closed unexpectedly and asking if I wanted to reopen it. If I click on reopen, it would justbdo the same message over and over.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to frjoe)

    First try this basic troubleshooting 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.

     

    If this does not help give this a go:  apply the two fixes below in order as needed: 

     

    Fix #1

     

    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.

     

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    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #3, followed by #4 and then #1 as needed.

     

    Fix #2

     

    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library

     

    1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.

     

    2 - click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.

     

    3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option.

     

    4 - In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.

     

    5 - Click on the Create button.

     

    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

     

     

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to frjoe)
    but still can not open it.

     

    So you were unable to launch iPhoto with the Option+Command keys held down and run the repairs?

     

    Then try this:

     

    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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:16 PM (in response to frjoe)

    Boot into Safe Mode,  Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, and see if iPhoto 9.4.2 will work there.  If it does then there's a problem between iPhoto and the system (Safe Mode only loads the minimum of files needed) and the files that were not loaded.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:44 PM (in response to frjoe)

    You'll need to reinstall iPhoto.  If it came preinstalled along with either Lion or Mt. Lion on your Mac move the application to the Trash bin.  Go to the App Store and log in with the Apple ID used to purchase or register your Mac.  Under Purchase you'll be able to download and reinstall iPhoto 9.4.2.

     

    If your compter came with Snow Leopard or earlier as the operating system here's how to reinstall iPhoto: To do so you'll have to 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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:46 PM (in response to frjoe)

    You're right, it is a new installation.  Log into another user account on your Mac and see if iPhoto will work there.

  • elhenning Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2013 6:10 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    I´ve got the same problem. Is iPhoto fixed ? So I only got to drag the iPhoto ikon into the thrash bin and then I download it again at the appstore? I reinstalled Mt. lion already and installed the 3rd backup from the Timemachine in 2 day´s!

    nothing works yet. We´ll see. Thanks so far.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:40 AM (in response to frjoe)

    That indicates that there is something in your account that's causing the problems.  It could be a preference file other than iPhoto's (that is if you've already tried deleting the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist and it didn't help the problem). 

     

    If that's the case here's a method to check it out:

     

    Trouble Shooting Preferences

     

    NOTE: 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.

     

    1 - close all applications.

     

    2 - open your Home/Library folder and Option-drag (copy) the Preferences folder to the Desktop. 

     

    3 - select the contents of your Home/Library/Preferences folder and drag them into the Trash bin in the Dock.  You will be asked to provide your Admin password.

     

    4 - reboot.

     

    5 - run the application again and determine if the problems is fixed

     

    6 - If the problem is fixed:

     

    A - open the working Home/Library/Preferences folder.

     

    B - Open the Preferences  folder on the Desktop, select all of the contents and drag them into the working Home/Library/Preferences folder.

     

    C - When the Copy window pops up check the "Apply to All" check box and then click on the Don't Replace or Skip button.

     

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    D - reboot.

     

    7 - If the problem is NOT fixed, drag the contents of the Preference folder on the Desktop into the Home/Library/Preference folder and replace the entire contents that were created by clicking on Replace.

     

    8 - reboot.

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