Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to Michael,Michael,Motorcycle)
What's happening is that some file (or files) in the Library are damaged in some wy and that's tripping up the upgrade. This file (or files) may not necessarily be photos but could be one of the background database files. Unfortunately there's not any real way of knowing.
Any time you upgrade or update an app or the OS you run the risk of exposing a problem that has bee hidden heretofore. That's why you make back ups.
Possible solution: 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.
Reverting means restoring your Librry from Time Machine and re-installing 08. It's not a big thing to do.
Contact App Store support about a refund. There's an email link on the right hand side of the app store window.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2012 11:44 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks for such a quick reply! I was wondering about that. I already have iPhoto Library Manager. Should iPhoto Library Manager rebuild the same library that iPhoto has been trying to rewrite on my MacBook, or should I restore the old Library from Time Machine before rebuilding?
And thanks again for your advice,
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 12:46 AM (in response to Michael,Michael,Motorcycle)
Lazy me would simply try rebuild the one that has failed a few times. If that doesn't work then I'd try rebuild a restored one. But that's lazy me
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 11:38 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks, Terence! You were right, there were damaged files in the Library. It took over 36 hours for iPhoto Library Manager to complete rebuilding my Library. iPhoto imported file event by event to rebuild the Library, but when iPhoto came across damaged files, it stopped to list the damaged file. and wouldn't restart the rebuilding process until I responded to the prompt in iPhoto. So quite a bit of time was wasted because I couldn't sit around waiting for a prompt to restart the importing and rebuilding process. I saved the list of "damaged" jpg files and I think I'll be able to import most of them manually from my old Library on my Time Machine backup. So far almost all the "damaged" file are actually fine, after I imported back into the rebuilt iPhoto Library. So thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to Michael,Michael,Motorcycle)
I had the same problem, but stupidly had not backed up my iPhoto Library! After a very stressful 48hrs following every link I could find, I came across this one:
The final suggestion worked fine. What a relief!