3 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2012 11:02 PM by Terence Devlin
Robinlausanne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am experiencing a similar problem to many other current users. Blank thumnails, photos from previous albums layering over new album. I have been using iphotos since 2008. Since going to iCloud and having to upgrade to the latest Lion OS I seem to have encountered these problems. I am not technically inclined and can't understand if so many people have a problem why Apple do not fix it. What is their problem? Too much money?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,825 points)

    Apple can't fix your problem. The issue is that your Library is corrupted.

     

    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

  • Robinlausanne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I appreciate your help and that Apple are resolved. I find it difficult in a country to get assistance where I don't speak the language. I have downloaded iPhoto Library Manager but I'm unable to access my photos at all now. They are showing as being on there but I cannot see them. Also it doesn't have events which is how I usually access and use stored photos. How do I get back to just using iPhoto as it was before or would that eventually be totally corrupted rather than just a few files?

     

    This is a bit of a maze for me. I just use my Mac to write books, blogs and take photos. I have no technical knowledge of how it works. Any suggestions?

     

    Rob Swales

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,825 points)

    Simple surefire fix: Restore fromback up.

     

    Other than that you're going to give a fuller description of

     

    I have downloaded iPhoto Library Manager but I'm unable to access my photos at all now. They are showing as being on there but I cannot see them. Also it doesn't have events which is how I usually access and use stored photos.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD