1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 11, 2010 6:52 PM by LarryHN
chri5r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
After a family vacation, I accidentally connected one camera device while my iPhone was also uploading. Now, every time I open iPhoto, I get a pop-up that says, "3 photos have been found in the iPhoto Library that were not imported. Would you like to import them?"

Regardless of whether I click "Yes" or "No" it gives me a second pop-up that says, "The photos have been placed in the folder /Users/[Name]/Pictures/iPhoto Library Recovered Photos." It does this twice, no matter what I choose, and I end up with two "iPhoto Library Recovered Photos" folders in my Pictures folder.

The un-imported files are locked (though I can unlock each of them in the Get Info screen) Unix Executable Files. Due to the date of creation and size info, I know that they are (or, at least, are artifacts of) video files, and the actual videos have been imported into iPhoto.

I tried the advice I have seen around here to remove the folders and relaunch iPhoto, but the pop-ups come back, and the folders just keep piling up.

I don't want to keep deleting these folders every time I look at pics. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

2.66 Ghz iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Photos Have Been Found in the iPhot Library...
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,715 points)
    Quit iPhoto and to to the iPhoto library (by default in your pictures folder) - right click (control click) on it and select show package contents - find the folder named import (on importing) and drag it to the desktop - DO NOT MAKE ANY OTHER CHANGES - launch iPhoto and you will be fine.

    Open the import(ing) folder and if there is nothing in it that you need move it to the trash and empty the trash

    LN