1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 9, 2012 2:08 PM by Terence Devlin
kenlondon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I try to open Iphoto it shows the last page I had open but then it just hangs (with the spinning ball thing)  and the only thing I can do is force quit. Any ideas please ? I have os 10.6.8

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,005 points)

    What version of iPhoto? Assuming 09 or later...


    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. .