12097 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2010 9:09 AM by MyJewelThief.com
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."
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.