4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 8:52 AM by Old Toad
Allanbrallan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Dear all,


My computer (MacBook bought in August 2010) crashed and I reinstalled Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 to it, now everything works fine except for iPhoto. This message pops up when i try to open it:


Screen shot 2013-07-15 at 17.02.57.png


Together with the IT-department at work I have deleted it (but saved a copy) and downloaded it from internet but with no luck, I also tried to buy the app but it does not work:


Screen shot 2013-07-15 at 17.02.40.png


Help please!


Thank you!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: iPhoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)

    You need to reinstall it from the System Restore disks that came with your machine.


    The OS you have is too old for the version on the App Store.





  • 2. Re: iPhoto
    Allanbrallan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But that's what I did when I got the disk, it updated the whole thing? Or what do you mean?

  • 3. Re: iPhoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,770 points)

    Reinstalling the OS does not reinstall the iLife Apps. You have to do those separately.


    To re-install iPhoto


    1. Put the iPhoto.app in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)


    2. Download it from the App Store to reinstall It's on your Purchases List there.


    For older versions that have been installed from Disk you'll need these additional steps:


    2a: On 10.5:  Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.


    2b: On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows:  In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type




    2c: on 10.7 or later they're at




    A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.


    3. Re-install.


    If you purchased an iLife Disk, then iPhoto is on it.


    If iPhoto was installed on your Mac when you go it then it’s on the System Restore disks that came with your Mac. Insert the first one and opt to ‘Install Bundled Applications Only.


  • 4. Re: iPhoto
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)

    Look for a disk similar to one of these to restore iPhoto: