11 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2013 2:25 PM by Linc Davis
Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

I migrated some days ago to a new Mac using the migration tool.

Since I did this I am having problems with the photobrowser in the

Mail.app

Displaying "iPhoto" in the pop-up box little wheel is spinning and after a while

I am getting an error message box that it can't connect to my previously

installed Time-Machine HD. I haven't installed TM yet on the new Mac.

 

I then ran disk permissions and checked by holding down the option key when

launching iPhoto that it points to the iPhoto library on my Mac.

 

It does.

 

I have no explanation why the photobrowser doesn't open the iPhoto library on the

Mac ( which is at it's defualt location i.e. "users/"Username"/Pictures/iPhoto Library"

 

THere must be somewhere a file etc. which points to the previously installed TM HD.

 

Anybody an idea how to fix this ?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    I am getting an error message box that it can't connect to my previously

    installed Time-Machine HD.

     

    Launch iPhoto and select all the photos in the library. Start to drag them. You don't have to drag them anywhere; just move them a little. Do you get that message?

  • 2. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Thanks for your reply but to answer your question: no, I don't.

  • 3. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

    defaults read com.apple.security.pboxd NSNavLastRootDirectory | open -f -a TextEdit
    

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. Post the contents of that window, if any — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • 4. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Out is:

     

    ~/Documents

  • 5. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    Besides the iPhoto library, the media browser also checks the Photo Booth, iTunes, and Garage Band libraries for images. Please move all four of those items to the Desktop temporarily, then test. Do you still get the warning?

  • 6. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Hi again

    and apologies for only reverting today but I was away on business.

     

    To answer your question: yes I do.

  • 7. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    Set up Time Machine and see whether there's any effect. You should do that anyway.

  • 8. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    I very much appreciate your responses.

    TM is always running, actually since I migrated to my new Mac.

  • 9. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    TM is always running, actually since I migrated to my new Mac.

     

    Then what did you mean by this, in your original post:

     

    I haven't installed TM yet on the new Mac.

  • 10. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Sorry for only responding today but I was away on holidays. I still appreciate your assistance !

     

    In reply to your mail: yes you are right originally TM was not running but since I logged to issue I have set it

    up.

    Nevertheless: the problem did exist before as well as after.

    The interesting thing is that I am getting this error message in application like Mail, iMovie, iSale. I have one other application ( Sandvox > webpage builder ) where I am not getting this error message

    I have also checked again: iPhoto is using the default library.("users/"Username"/Pictures/iPhoto Library")

     

    In Sandvox  clicking the Media button it displays immedeatly the iPhoto library with all it's subdirectories etc.

    The way it should be.

     

    In all the other mentioned application I just get the spinning wheel next to "iPhoto Library".

  • 11. Re: Mail > Photobrowser
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    When you moved the iPhoto library to the Desktop, iPhoto should have prompted you to create a new one the next time it was launched. Did that happen, and did you do it? If so, did you still get the same error?