Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to huggs2)
What is your iPhoto version?
How is your external harddrive formatted? To be able to move an iPhoto library there, it should be formatted MacOS X Extended (journaled). Is the formatting correct? Otherwise reformat it using Disk Utility.
Iphoto library first aid did not cure the problem.
Have you tried all four first-aid options? Including repairing permissions?
Sometimes you get this error message, when you have imported photo files with illegal filenames. In this case, copy the iPhoto library in parts.
The library package is a folder with other folders inside. You can show the contents by ctrl-clicking the iPhoto library and selecting "Show Package Contents". Then copy the parts over to your EHD - folder by folder. And try to find out, which of the files inside will give you the error message. If you remove that file from the iPhoto Library by deleting the photo in iPhoto you may be able to copy the library in one piece.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 5:43 AM (in response to léonie)
Yes I formatted the drive to MacOS X Extended (journaled).I should have mentioned i already transferred Itunes
without any problems.I also tried all four first-aid options including permissions.I will try next as you suggest to copy over in parts.I will let you know how i get on thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to huggs2)
Try the following:
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
- Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
- Click on the Add Library button,
navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
- Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
- In the next window name the new library and set the location of the new library to your EHD.
- 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.
Note: your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2014 1:29 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thx Old Toad!
Using iPhoto Library Manager i've rebuilt the iPhoto Library except one album! Then i switched to the old library to test that album and turns out it was an .avi file that didn't let me copy the whole library!
so...after about a whole day of searching the net, thx again Old Toad! I've managed to save my entire photo library (except that video )