2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 11:14 PM by azartguy
azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded to iPhoto '11 (9.2.3) and now I seem to have several iPhoto Libraries. I created the (original) and _2 folders after a problem finding the library and retrieving images, but I have no idea where the rest came from.



  • do I need all of them
  • is it safe to delete them
  • most importantly, which is the current iPhoto on the Dock pointing to & backing up on TM


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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (129,310 points)

    That's a bit of a mess.


    The AlbumData.xml files should not be visible. I would trash them


    The files called


    library6.iPhoto, library.iphoto are not Libraries. They are database files from an older Library (v7 or earlier). You can trash them too.


    That means you have two actual Libraries. To tell which is current:


    Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library'






  • azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. How the earlier versions got there I have no idea; I got my first Mac with iPhoto '09  and didn't have any earlier versions.