4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2010 12:07 PM by SuperYooper
SuperYooper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I navigate to my "Pictures" folder, there are 31 folders in here titled:

iPhoto Library Recovered Photos
iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_2
iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_3
iPhoto Library Recovered Photos_4
.
.
.

They all appear to be empty. Are these used for anything or can I delete them?

Every time I start iPhoto, I get a prompt saying:
A photo has been found in the iPhoto library that was not imported
Would you like to import it?

It appears this is what is causing the folders, as one is created every time I open iPhoto. I choose "Yes" for this option, but it always pops up. Can I delete all these folders that are created due to this message and how can I prevent this message from appearing every time I open iPhoto?

Thanks!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (67,150 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
  • SuperYooper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the info. I moved the "Import" folder to my desktop and started iPhoto. The message is no longer appearing. However, it appears that all of my photos are in this "Import" folder. Can I still delete it or is there something else I should do with it? If I should delete it, should I simply delete the contents and move the actual folder itself back to the iPhoto library area?
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (67,150 points)
    Does iPhoto work now? If so then drag the import folder to the trash and test iPhoto again before emptying the trash - if everything is still good and ALL of your photos are still fine in iPhoto you can empty the trash

    And as always it is critical to always have a good, current backup - especially when you are "fixing" things - Backup Soon and Often

    LN
  • SuperYooper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, everything still works correctly once I moved the "Import" folder to the trash. Can you tell me what the purpose is of this being here? Does it populate this folder any time an import is performed? Is this something common that happens or is this more of a fluke thing?