11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2013 3:59 AM by xAdrianx
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When opening iPhoto I kept on getting a message saying “2 Photos have been found that have not been imported.”  I was then given the option either to import them or not.  However, no matter which response I gave, all iPhoto did was create an empty folder named “iPhoto Library Recovered Photos”.  It created this file every time I opened iPhoto.  Okay, so all I had to do was go through them every now and the to delete them all.


I searched this forum for an answer and found LarryHN’s solution -




I followed this advice and, when I examined the said 'Import Folder' that is now on my desktop I found a single photo.  I'm pleased to say that, upon reopening iPhoto the above message has stopped appearing.  So far, so good.


So, with iPhoto still open, I dragged it onto the iPhoto icon in the dock. iPhoto duly imported the photo under the 'Last Import' tab.


However when reopen iPhoto and try to open the said photo I now get a new message saying “A necessary data reference could not be resolved.” then the picture just turns black.  Cancelling the message, the Thumbnail reappears so I can at least still see the photo in 'Last Import'.


Any suggestions what may be the cause of this and whether it may be fixed?  I suspect not, but I feel it worth asking.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), iMac 24 Mid 2007"