4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2010 9:09 AM by MyJewelThief.com
MyJewelThief.com Level 1 Level 1
I am getting "Your photo library is either in use by another application or has become unreadable" message.

I have done the whole command option thing 800 times - still get the message.

I have re-installed. I have dumped everything I can find that says iphoto in it.

I have a backup of my photos - I just want the program to launch.

Any help is really appreciated.

Powerbook Titanium G4, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Solved by Terence Devlin on Jan 4, 2010 11:57 PM Solved
Can you create a new blank Library?

Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library' ?

If so, back to he old Library and Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.

Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.

Regards

TD
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    What version of iPhoto are you using? If you're on 10.4 then it's not iPhoto 09.

    Regards

    TD
  • MyJewelThief.com Level 1 Level 1
    Just installed iLife 09. I cannot pull up the "About iPhoto" info cuz the stupid window telling me to restart keeps coming up - message below.

    I am on a 3.06 ghz intel core 2 duo macbook pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.2.

    "Shut down and restart your computer, and then open iPhoto again. If the problem persists, try rebuilding your photo library. To do this, quit iPhoto, and then reopen it while keeping the Option and Command keys pressed. You can also try restoring your photo library from a backup."
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    Can you create a new blank Library?

    Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library' ?

    If so, back to he old Library and Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.

    Regards

    TD
  • MyJewelThief.com Level 1 Level 1
    That Worked! Thank you!!!