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iPhoto 9.4.3 crashes after launching.

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Apr 20, 2013 4:46 AM

I have upgraded my iPhoto to the latest version 9.4.3 but when trying to upload new photos it crashed right away. It happened even after normal launching.

I am operating iMac with 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, memory GB 1333 MHz DDR3, OS X 10.7.5

My iPhoto library rests in an external Lacie 2TB hard drive.
Who can help me getting back my photo library.




iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,825 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to nameis_alex)

    Post the first 50 or so lines of the crash log



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to nameis_alex)

    What format is the External drive?


    As a Test:



    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'



    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • Anastassios T Level 3 Level 3 (810 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to nameis_alex)

    You should post the entire crash log, since the relevant information is further down in this case.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 1:44 PM (in response to nameis_alex)

    If the new library works then the old one is damaged.


    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    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. 





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