Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 3:07 AM (in response to Gareth Bowley)
What version of iPhoto? What version of the OS?
Try trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder.
(On 10.7: Hold the option (or alt) key while clicking on the Go menu in Finder to access the User Library)
(Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)
What's the plist file?
For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 5:09 AM (in response to Gareth Bowley)
The current version of iPhoto is 9.4.3
How old is your Mac? If it's very recent you need to update via the App Store
If you purchased at the App Store you need to update via the App Store
Otherwise you update via Softare Update
If you have moved iPhoto from the default location (i.e. into a Folder) then the updater won't find it. Move it back.
If you have renamed iPhoto, the updater won't find it. Change it back.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to Gareth Bowley)
Do not rebuild your library. Do not reinstall anything (but do update your iPhoto app if it's not current).
Locate your iPhoto Library – in home > Pictures.
Bring up the contextual menu on iPhoto Library and select Show Package Contents.
Locate the "Auto Import" folder and open it.
Remove its contents – which probably consist of empty folders or other stuff that can't be imported.
That's all. I found this correct fix here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4547151?start=20&tstart=0
at the end of a thread full of bad advice.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to freeisin)
I have spent a couple hours trying to find auto import folder to no avail to solve this issue.
Have iphoto 11, Mac 10.8.5. Can find library folder and show contents but an auto import folder is no where to be found! Help!!