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Can not empty iPhoto trash?

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Jun 3, 2012 9:37 AM

I can not get my iPhoto (11) trash to empty itself, just freezes and does nothing and can find no other method to force it to empty itself of 1,000 images contained within it.

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jun 3, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to GKD007)

    Trashing that number of images at one go will damage the database. Experienced users suggest trashing no more than a 100 or so at a time.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,900 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to GKD007)

    And the answer again is Trashing that number of images at one go will damage the database. Experienced users suggest trashing no more than a 100 or so at a time.

     

     

    You can start over and do it properly moving a copy of the iPhoto library over which eliminates the organization and duplication issues you caused when you imported the old iPhoto library into the new one. You neve impot an iPhoto library into another iPhoto library. It does not work and causes massive duplication

     

    If you want to go ahead as you are you can create an album of the photos in the trash, return them to the library and delete in small batches although if you have corrupted your library it may be too late

     

    LN

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