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how do get rid of "imported photos" on iphoto

307 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 1:34 PM by LarryHN RSS
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Jul 15, 2013 10:34 AM

When I open iphoto, I keep getting anerror message that I have a photo that has not been imported. But nothing really downloads. The "recovered photos folder is always empty. How do I get rid of the error message. On another computer, I was helped with a suggestion to find a folder called import and drag it to my tabletop. But I don't remember how to get to it on this other computer. Can anyone help me?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), My mac Air with same software fine
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Jul 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

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Jul 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)

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Jul 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

     

    LN

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