1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 4, 2010 8:46 AM by Terence Devlin
aditya Pandey Level 1 Level 1

I'm sorry if this question has been already answered.

i had bought a new mac about 2 months earlier and had hence transferred all the photos from my pc to iphoto. i had also used the faces to name about 200 pics, now when i go to iphoto and then to the faces option it takes me to the screen showing ' to get started with faces .....' and does not go beyond that. although when i click on the info icon it tells me about the number of photos that i have named but yet the faces do no appear on the corkboard.

not a major problem but still need help.....

iMac 27', Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    Try this basic fix: 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.)

    *What's the plist file?*

    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.