1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 10:48 PM by Terence Devlin
Billygoat52 Level 1 (0 points)

I downloaded iPhoto 9.2.3 and when it went to upgrade it will not complete upgrade....just the continual spinning wheel of death. Any ideas?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,725 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. .