Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to D&L)
this is one of the very few times that you need to go into the iPhoto library - quit iPhoto, right click n the iPhoto librarya nd show package contents - find the folder names import (or importing) and drag it to the desktop - do NOT make any other changes
close the package and launch iPhoto and you will no longer have that message - open the import(ing) folder on your desktop and see if there are any photos in it tha tyo want - if there are drag tehm to iPhoto - then trash the import(ing) folder
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to LarryHN)
This does sound familiar, BUT I don't know how to right click on a Mac. I close out iPhoto. I call up applications, I find iPhoto and there is no folder. I even went to my little "magnifying glass"and called up "library," but couldn't follow your directions. How do I"right click"?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to D&L)
to right click you press the right hand mouse button or depress the command (or alt) key and click
You do not do this in iPhoto - You do it in the finder - by default your iPhoto library is in your pictures folder (Not in the applications folder - that is where the iPhoto application is)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Thank you for your trouble. This is my husband's Mac- second gen intel, 10.8. I used finder, found two libraries, then a third called New library -- OMG, I don't know what's going on there. Tried access through finder, but it always booted iPhoto. Tried command and option -- and it got me into refiguring library, which then obliterated his whole library, even though I hit cancel. lol. Rebooted, went back into finder (after saying yes to yet more recovered photos that never appear), and for whatever reason, the library showed up again.
I appreciate your patience, but I'd better leave it alone or bring deskstop into Mac group meeting here in Dayton for a consult in the fall.
I managed to do this on my Air successfully months ago but I've been afraid to do anything with the folder, so it sits on my desktop. It contains 3 folders: Masters, Previews and Thumbnails each filled with stuff such a roll 1, etc., or my_pix, none of which opens to anything.
So you are saying, I can trash this pulled off "import" folder? And when I am successful with my husband's Mac following your instructions, if I feel like trying again, I can do the same with no dire consequences?
Thanks again for your quick reply. I'm no guru, obviously, but been on a Mac much longer than he has and he looks to me to solve problems.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to D&L)
quit iPhoto, right click on the iPhoto library and show package contents - find the folder names import (or importing) and drag it to the desktop - do NOT make any other changes
DO not do any of the things you are doing - no option and command launch - no double clicking on a library - nothing except right clicking on the library with the importing problem and removing the import(ing) folder
Just do exacty what was instreucted - nothing in addition
If you have three libraries (which is generallly not recommended) you switch between them by depressing the option key and launching iphoto - use the resulting select library window to change the default library - once you finish the first step the option launch and look at each library to determine what you have
but I've been afraid to do anything with the folder, so it sits on my desktop. It contains 3 folders: Masters, Previews and Thumbnails each filled with stuff such a roll 1, etc., or my_pix, none of which opens to anything.
What exactly is this "folder"? That sounds like you have an iPhoto library on your desktop (valid but not a good idea) - you should never be inside your iPhoto library except as specifically directed in my first post - thee are no user servicable parts in it and you must not be mucking around in it