Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 10:49 PM (in response to Felix2013)
Remember: we cannot see your machine. There are 9 different versions of iPhoto and they run on 8 different versions of the Operating System. The tricks and tips for dealing with issues vary depending on the version of iPhoto and the version of the OS. So to get help you need to give as much information as you can. Basic things like :
- What version of iPhoto.
- What version of the Operating System.
- Details. As full a description of the problem as you can. For instance: 'iPhoto won't export' is best explained by describing how you are trying to export, and so on.
- History: Is this going on long? Has anything been installed or deleted?
- Are there error messages?
- What steps have you tried already to solve the issue.
- Anything unusual about your set up? Or how you use iPhoto?
Anything else you can think of that might help someone understand the problem you have.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 10:07 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
My Iphoto Version is : 9.4.2
And my operation System : OS X 10.8.3
I have that Problem for 2 weeks now and i havent installed or deleted or not that i no of.
I already googled a bit and tried to rebuilt the library and all of the options in the repairing menu.
It started when i turned off my mac by mistake and iphoto was open. When i tried to restart IPhoto, i get the error message: "IPhoto is unable to open this library. The library has issues that require rebuilding to correct."
If i press rebuilt i get another error message: "Warning! Would you like to rebuilt the library XXX? The library XXX is missing required database files and must be rebuilt before it can opened." I press rebuilt again.
Then it starts examaning the library, but after a few seconds it just quites, like nothing happends...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to Felix2013)
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)
This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.
Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to Felix2013)
As a test to see how many photos are in the Masters folder do the following:
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.
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.
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.