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Help with iPhoto suddenly crashing after update?

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Cheri322 Calculating status...
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Jun 12, 2009 11:44 AM
Hi,

If anyone could please help me, I would appreciate it tremendously. All of a sudden, whenever I launch iPhoto it tells me to upgrade. When I click upgrade, it quits. It was working fine until the last update, now this. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
Cheri

P.S. Also, I've somehow scrambled my mac's ability to download. It gives me an error message that users/counter/desktop/CNYkZz9y.pdf.part could not be saved because I can't change the contents of that folder??????
Macbook Aluminum 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 11:50 AM (in response to Cheri322)
    Cheri

    Welcome to the Apple user to user assistance forums

    Can you identify what version of iPhoto you have and what update you just applied?

    Also, I've somehow scrambled my mac's ability to download. It gives me an error message that users/counter/desktop/CNYkZz9y.pdf.part could not be saved because I can't change the contents of that folder??????


    Is this associated with iPhoto? It sounds like a system permissions or ownership issue - run disk utility and repair permissions as a starting point

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 1:25 PM (in response to Cheri322)
    You have iPhoto '09 - version 8.0.3

    Depress the option (alt) key and launch iPhoto, create a new library (any name will do - maybe "nosave") and quit - relaunch while depressing the option key and select your original library

    This should work (don't ask why - but it does) and you can delete the library ("nosave") you created

    LN

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    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • lyon09 Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2009 3:04 PM (in response to LarryHN)
    The same thing started happening to me today as well. I believe I updated it yesterday. When you are saying to depress the option key, do you mean to press it then launch it then stop pressing it? Because if so, that is what I did, but the same thing happened.
    Macbook 13'' Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 3:08 PM (in response to lyon09)
    I mean depress the option (alt) key and launch iPhoto - it will give you a window where you can create a library - do that and quit and repeat the process except this time select your old library

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • lyon09 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 3:28 PM (in response to LarryHN)
    Didn't work. I might just be an idiot though haha. Though I am beginning to think that it might be because I haven't updated Mac OS X (10.5.6) to 10.5.7 yet, and that is why it wouldn't open? Would that make sense? I'm new to Mac so not entirely knowledgeable when it comes to how the system really works.
    Macbook 13'' Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 4:02 PM (in response to lyon09)
    it does not require 10.5.7

    I mean depress the option (alt) key and launch iPhoto - it will give you a window where you can create a library


    Do you see a window where you can select or create a library? Did you create a new library?

    - do that and quit and repeat the process except this time select your old library


    After you create a new library and quit you now depress the option key and launch iPhoto and select your old library. Co you see that window?

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 12, 2009 6:02 PM (in response to Cheri322)
    Glad it helped

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • Rob R-S Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2009 7:32 PM (in response to LarryHN)
    This did not work for me.

    I created a new library, then quit and restarted into the original library, and I still got the message "The photo library needs to be upgraded to work with this version of iPhoto." Clicking "Upgrade" just crashes; I do not get an error message. Console reports: "6/13/09 Jun 13, 2009 | 10:29 PM com.apple.launchd[89] ([0x0-0x3f03f].com.apple.iPhoto[344]) Exited with exit code: 255"

    Machine in question is a Mac Pro Dual-Core Xeon; 4GB RAM.
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  • PCKid Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2009 7:48 PM (in response to Cheri322)
    Still not working for me. Did exactly as suggested but still get the same choice or quit screen. Do you have to reboot between or just quit iPhoto?
    iMac 24" 2.33gh, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 13, 2009 10:31 PM (in response to PCKid)
    Depress the option (alt) key and launch iPhoto, create a new library (any name will do - maybe "nosave") and quit - relaunch while depressing the option key and select your original library


    First time you create a library and quit iPhoto then choose your original library -- that is it - two steps

    LN
    2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS
  • Brian Hope1 Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2009 12:41 AM (in response to Cheri322)
    I too have had this problem but luckily without the crash. Now I know what to do if it re-occurs, thanks.

    I do have another problem if I can launch it here. Since installing the latest version I have not been able to get the Places Map Search to operate. It retains all my previous searches but will not launch for a new one? Any suggestions on how to "wake" it please?

    Brian Hope
    2009 MacMini, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jun 14, 2009 12:43 AM (in response to Brian Hope1)
    Trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder. (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
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