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Brand New Mac Mini, iPhoto Hangs On Import

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Apr 20, 2013 11:15 AM

Hello all,

 

I have a brand new Mac Mini 2.3 i7.  All software is fully updated. 

 

I have an empty, never before used iPhoto library. 

 

I am trying to import photos from an external hard drive into iPhoto.  The process works if I try to import only a handful of photos at a time (i.e., if I only try to import 92 photos).  However, if I try to import anything more than a 100 photos or so, iPhoto hangs.  I get the colorful spinning wheel of death and am ultimately forced to "force quit." 

 

Given that my entire system is new, this is troubling.  Any thoughts, advice, help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks a lot. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,215 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to No Exit)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import those same photos and to see if the same problem persists. Does it?  If not and you have no photos in your first library that aren't in your new one you can continue with the new library and delete the old one.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,215 points)
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    May 5, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to No Exit)

    There may be a damaged file that it's trying to import. Try importing smaller groups of photos and when you get a freeze you can narrow it down again by cutting the size in half and trying again. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,215 points)
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    May 5, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to No Exit)

    Well, that shoots down that brillant theory.

     

    Log into another user account on your Mac, launch iPhoto, create a new library and see if you can import there without freezing.

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