1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 22, 2011 3:21 PM by Terence Devlin
mariafromlafayette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How can I fix my iphoto? When I open the page all that appears is the "waiting" circle as if it were opening it but it dosen't open >


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  • 1. Re: how to fix iphoto
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,885 points)

    What version of iPhoto? Assuming 09 or later

     

    Option 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. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.

     

    If that fails:

     

    Option 2

    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. .

     

    Regards

     

    TD