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)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (64,370 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