Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to swolo)
Also getting a crash report if anyone can make sense of code threads, I can share if this would be helpful
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to swolo)
When you say "The photo folder on the Mac drive is empty" do you mean your Pictures folder?
How w did you make your back up? Did you back up before updating? Why did you import from the back up? Why not just restore?
I've never heard of anyone being required to 'update the iPhoto library file', though everyone gets a message saying that the Library is being updated, automatically, and allowing them to decline if they so choose. Can you clarify on this?
Why are you offering crash reports when you make no mention of crashes?
Before editorialising on "degradation" you might want to exclude things like user error or local issues. Millions of people somehow manage to update with none of your issues.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Terrence: thanks for taking the time to reply. Here are replies to your questions:
Pictures folder = yes
Back up historically performed manually to My Book.
Wife performed the iPhoto update yesterday and did not back up prior to update.
Why did you not restore? = new version of iPhoto not able to find or recognize the iPhoto library on the Mac drive. When launching iPhoto application after the update, and the application is attempting to pull from the Mac drive database, it is a never ending spinning wheel of white dashes as if searching but never finding.
Why import from the backup? = Since no photos will load from the Mac drive database, I attempted to restore from the backup on My Book as the source
Clarify the 'update the iPhoto library file' = when attempting to import the iPhoto library backup file from My Book (after the above sequence and failing in attempts to load from the Mac picture database), iPhoto required the My Book iPhoto library file to be updated, or reconfigured (can't confirm the exact language here), before proceeding. It was definitely a separate prompt and process from the app update.
Why are you mentioning crash reports when there is no mention of crashes? = after the initial post, I went back to my attempts to relaunch iPhoto and it crashed multiple times. Thought I would add in this thread (10 minutes later) in case it was helpful to someone assisting to resolve these issues.
Certainly not looking to editorialize, but I've been using Mac products since the Apple IIe. By no means an expert, as you can see by my problems here , but the reality is that the proliferation of peripherals makes it increasingly challenging for the average tech user to navigate compatibility, synching devices, etc. Heck, I had to spend $1,500 on a new iMac just to get my iPad funcational a couple of years ago (my Mac Mini didn't support a current OS to run an iTunes version needed to activate the iPad).
Not hating, I'm an unabashed Mac lover (9 devices and growing). Also not ignorant to the challenges that developers and us 'tech users' face in the real world.
Thanks and again I truly appreciate your input!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 14, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to swolo)
new version of iPhoto not able to find or recognize the iPhoto library on the Mac drive. When launching iPhoto application after the update, and the application is attempting to pull from the Mac drive database, it is a never ending spinning wheel of white dashes as if searching but never finding.
This is not clear to me. When you launched the updated version of iPhoto it offered you a spinning wheel? Not an entirely new Library? Not a 'Where is the Library message'? Can you confirm?
This is very important. If what you got was a spinning wheel it suggests that your Library still exists, but, obviously not where you expected it to be, but iPhoto has trouble opening it.
iPhoto required the My Book iPhoto library file to be updated, or reconfigured (can't confirm the exact language here), before proceeding. It was definitely a separate prompt and process from the app update.
So what you got was the usual notifiication: The library needs to be updated and earlier version of iPhoto will no longer be able to read the Library. In other words, you had a choice. Allow the update to go ahead or not. So, you weren't required to do anything? Just assent to the update? It's important as these error messages can provide pointers to the solution.
I can see your problems, but I don't see yet that they are the result of anything Apple have done.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Yes, upon launching the updated version of iPhoto, a spinning wheel of white dashes never stopped (and still will not) stop spinning. No text prompt.
As far as the notification, what you described is what I can recall to the best of my knowledge. Just a question about whether to update the library and earlier versions will no longer be able to read it.
Still can't get iPhoto to synch with my library, either on the iMac or My Book backup. Should I delete the application and reinstall?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 6:21 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I came across a previous post describing the same issue I'm having with iPhoto 9.2.3 and OS 10.6.8
Following your advice on that thread, I downloaded iPhoto Library Manager and it appears to have successfully rebuild my iPhoto library.
Problem is, even when trying to launch iPhoto from the Library Manager, I am still getting the spinning white wheel of dashes. Something appears to be malfunctioning in the ability for iPhoto to synch with and display pictures from any database.
Any other advice?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to swolo)
Now, just got this error message from Library Manager 'iPhoto is not returning responses to requests for data'
2013-07-15 20:10:21.557 Preview complete
2013-07-15 21:17:21.725 iPhoto opened
2013-07-15 21:21:57.448 iPhoto quit
2013-07-15 21:22:17.109 Copying place information…
2013-07-15 21:22:32.825 iPhoto opened
2013-07-15 21:22:51.036 iPhoto quit
2013-07-15 21:24:32.938 Completed with error -1: iPhoto is not returning responses to requests for data, (null)
2013-07-15 21:24:33.086 Displaying error -1: iPhoto is not returning responses to requests for data, (null)
2013-07-15 21:24:33.764 iPhoto opened
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 10:12 PM (in response to swolo)
Can you find where the Library actually is?