7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2012 11:27 PM by LarryHN
kfossand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

It just opens a window and show the cicle loading round and round - but never opens.


MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011)
  • kfossand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, forgot to state that it is iphoto '11 version 9.2.3 and it used to work fine.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,885 points)

    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

  • BebertUsa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem.... I tried the option above and it's not working.'

    I have a MAC OS version 10.6.8 and I-Photo version 9.2.3

    I have my Mac since October and everything worked well with Iphoto untill a recent update

    Since, impossible to get into Iphoto and it seems like I lost most of my pictures but the faces ones

    I followed someone's advice and uninstalled IPhoto... then re-installed it (it cost me 14.95 $) but the problem is the same..

     

    HOW can I get Iphoto to work again.... I know it's a problem that a lot of people have because of some update and plug-ins

     

    Thanks for your help

  • kfossand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did option 2 - using the iphoto library manager (which downloaded for free).

     

    Thanks, TD - one question.  Now that I have a rebuilt library, what should I do with my original, problematic library?  Are they both taking up space?

  • kfossand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, TD - Option 2 worked.

     

    One more questions -  now that I have a rebuilt library, what should I do with my original, problematic library?  Are they both taking up space?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,885 points)

    If you have a good working new Library then trash the old one.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,550 points)

    You do not have the same problem since you have totally different software and hardware

     

     

    There were two options given which did you try or did you try both?

     

     

    There was no reason to purchase iPhoto to reinstall it. Contact the app store and ask for a refund

     

    LN