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Help! I'm having problems with iPhoto!

150 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 8:27 AM by alysonalyza RSS
alysonalyza Calculating status...
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Mar 29, 2013 10:08 PM

My old photos are not showing up. It either has the white circling thing or it is telling me how to start using iphoto. I also can't import any photos either. I would really like to recover my old pictures and get iphoto to work again. Please help?

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 10:19 PM (in response to alysonalyza)

    Pictures > iPhotoLibrary right click and show package contents, inside is a folder called Originals,
    Finder > Duplicate and move a copy of OriginalsCopy out.


    Close the window and then reset iPhoto Data base here


    iPhoto rebuild database:


    If that doesn't work, then delete the iPhoto Library and resart iPhoto, it likely will create a blank new Library and you can reimport from the OriginalsCopy folder.



    If your still having problems, it's likely corrupted pictures and/or something else.


    ..Step by Step to fix your Mac

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (55,060 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to alysonalyza)

    What version of iPhoto and of the OS?


    Please be specific - what exactly is "the white circling thing"


    Telling me how to use iPhoto sounds lin=ke it does not find an iPhoto library - what has recently changed with your system?


    Remember we can not see you or your computer so exact, concise descriptions of what you have, what you have done and what is hapening including exact messages is critical




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