2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2013 3:04 PM by Old Toad
gfa7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

problem with iphoto: began when opening iphoto and all the thumbnails in library were titled, outlined, gray bkground, no pictures visable. the following hasn't worked: I tried disk utility repair which came out clean, no problems. next tried all options for rebuilding the iphoto library.  now when i open iphoto the color wheel stays on and will not allow iphoto to continue.

  • 1. Re: iphoto won't open to show thumbnails or any pictures
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    What version of iPhoto and of the OS?



  • 2. Re: iphoto won't open to show thumbnails or any pictures
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    Try the following:


    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).


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



    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.


    NOTE 1: 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.