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WillGonz Level 1 Level 1
So I run iPhoto 11 and it tells me I have to upgrade. I do the upgrade and I get the progress bar. However, after the progress bar is done a grey screen with the spining pinwheel (not the beach ball) sets spining. I left it to run for three hours and it is still processing. I will let it run over night but I think it is a bug. If I select my photos the spinning pinwheel does go away, but when I close out and go back in it tells me I need to upgrade the library. My pictures folder is 34GB.

Anyone else having the problem?

Thanks

MacBook Pro 6,1 i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Mac Mini, Macbook
Solved by tHe sR5 on Oct 22, 2010 11:02 AM Solved
I think I solved this issue, I went to my iPhoto_Library file, right clicked "Show Package Contents" Deleted "InterruptedUpdate, ThemeCache, ProjectDBVersion.plist, Projects.db, Projects.db-journal" Restarted iPhoto did the upgrade, Closed and reopened and BAM! works like a charm... Hope this works for everyone else! Small note i was in Safe Mode when i did this.
  • ticzon Level 1 Level 1
    I too have the same problem...almost. While doing the upgrade of my library, iPhoto crashed and said it couldn't find a plug in. Then when I launch it again, I got the gray screen with the spinning wheel and a spinning beach ball. I let it run for about 30 min and figure that something is wrong. Did a force quit after reading the window before doing the force quit, "iphoto was not responding"

    Repaired permissions and reinstalled iLife 11. Then restart my Mac. Relaunch iPhoto and it said it had to upgrade my library. After upgrading, I have no photos. The albums are listed and the events are listed. However, the thumbnail on the event folders don't show any photos. When I select a event, again no photos. All of my 25K+ photos are now gone!

    I did a right click on my iPhoto library (to see package contents) and can't find the original photo folder ( iLife09 iPhoto had an original folder, where the original photos were stored) iLife 11 iPhoto library doesn't have an original photo file (Not Good). I used to copy contents of this folder when I did my backup to an outside location from my house.

    I am now restoring my library from my time machine (I'm thankful that I have time machine). My library is about 70gb. It will take time machine 4 hours to restore the library. I'm pretty upset.
  • ticzon Level 1 Level 1
    Update: I noticed that after doing the upgrade of my iPhoto library from v 9 to 11, the library went from 72 GB to only 9 GB. Therefore, I'm sure I lost my photos. (I'm still restoring my old library from Time Machine).
  • Cosmosis1 Level 1 Level 1
    We also have the same problem. Unable to upgrade successfully. It will go through the process each time I open the program.
  • WillGonz Level 1 Level 1
    I let it run overnight and still the problem exists.
  • MulderDSM Level 1 Level 1
    Same thing is happening to me, everytime I launch it starts upgrade again and takes hours and hours to do it. I have about 25,000 photos in my library.
  • ccstephe Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem
  • ccstephe Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem with the iLife 11 update
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    This could be caused by minor database damage, or even a locked file.

    1. 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. Include the last three options.

    Regards

    TD
  • WillGonz Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks

    Yeah, it still wants to Upgrade before it will allow iPhoto to do repairs. So I am still in the loop.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    One to try:

    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.

    See if you can upgrade the rebuilt library.

    Regards

    TD
  • ccstephe Level 1 Level 1
    Same here it won't repair
  • WillGonz Level 1 Level 1
    Tried that program but when I run it and do rebuild I get an error that says to open it in iPhoto and rebuild.
  • Larry Walsh Level 1 Level 1
    Same here.
    Stuck "Upgrading iPhoto Database."
    Let it run for 10 hours through the night and still upgrading.
    My library is large at 170GB.
    Activity Monitor has iPhoto Not Responding and using all my RAM.
  • WillGonz Level 1 Level 1
    I might have to Backrev to iPhoto '09 and then Rebuild repair the iPhoto Database and then reinstall iLife '11 and then try.

    But I don't have my discs at work, they are at home.
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