9058 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2010 4:48 AM by Lutz Mader
The ! turns up when iPhoto loses the connection between the thumbnail in the iPhoto Window and the file it represents.
Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.
If that fails:
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, faces and places 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.
I spend some time to compare the damaged and the working iPhoto Library.
Only Photos are rotated at import time,and copied to the modified folder too, are missed, but now every thing works well.
The next time I import some photos, I check this immediately.
Thanks for your help,
Lutz Mader wrote:
sorry, but I can't find the description for the !.
Where you get the description for the exclamation mark, , from.