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reinstalling iPhoto

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M Auld Calculating status...
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Sep 13, 2013 9:05 AM

My iPhoto is "corrupt".  Where do you find and how do you reinstall iPhoto.  ?  What are the steps??

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to M Auld)

    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

     

    /var/db/receipts/

     

    2c: on 10.7 or later they're at

     

    /private/var/db/receipts

     

    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.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to M Auld)

    Easy fix: turn the date back on your Mac. Install. Update. Correct the date on your Mac.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to M Auld)

    The why questions you'll need to ask Apple. They're not here. Rolling back the date has worked for other people.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,520 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to M Auld)

    Can you just ignore that message and continue with the custom installation. I get this window:

    iLife11expiredcert.png

     

    The message asks if I want to continue with the installation anyway.  Click continue and install.

     

    OT

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