1896 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2011 7:05 PM by Old Toad
You can try repairing permissions in the library as follows: download and run BatChmod on the library using the settings shown in this screenshot:
You can change the Group to Staff or whatever group is used in your Home folder if you'd like.
If that doesn't help then rebuild the library using iPhoto Library Manager as follows:
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
1 -Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2 -Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your User/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File->Rebuild Library menu option
4 - In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
5 - Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.
Then you're limited to the last option: start over with a new library and import the Masters folder from your original library as follows:
Creating a new library while preserving the Events from the original library.
1. Move the existing library folder to the desktop.
2. Open the library package like this.
3. Launch iPhoto and, when asked, select the option to create a new library.
4. Drag the Masters folder from the iPhoto Library on the desktop into the open iPhoto window.
This will create a new library with the same Events as the original library but will not keep the metadata, albums, books slideshows and other projects.
Try restoring again and then download and run BATCHMOD BatChmod on the library with these settings:
Then launch iPhoto and make sure it's running as it should. Check a variety of thumbnails to make sure they are connected to the original files. You can do than by trying to edit the photo or open it full screen.
If all is well, make a temporary duplicate of the library and try rebuilding it again with the Command+Option key method. It if fails again, trash it and continue using the backup copy you just made.