5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2012 6:50 PM by brewbarb
zverko Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have upgraded to Mountain Lion and now my iPhoto is not working on iMac (late 2009, meets specifications), but on my macbook air it is working properly? What happend? Should i reinstall Mountain Lion?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,890 points)

    Do you use iLife '11? Open App Store and go to Updates to update it

  • zverko Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I think not. I updated iphoto from support download in apple page, 630 mb update, didnt help. I erased iPhoto, tried to purchase new one, but my account is blocked now. This is getting better and better

  • zverko Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Problem was with this


    Try trash the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file from the HD/Users/ Your Name / library / preferences folder.


    (On 10.7: Hold the option (or alt) key while clicking on the Go menu in Finder to access the User Library)


    (Remember you'll need to reset your User options afterwards. These include minor settings like the window colour and so on. Note: If you've moved your library you'll need to point iPhoto at it again.)


    What's the plist file?


    For new users: Every application on your Mac has an accompanying plist file. It records certain User choices. For instance, in your favourite Word Processor it remembers your choice of Default Font, on your Web Browser is remembers things like your choice of Home Page. It even recalls what windows you had open last if your app allows you to pick up from where you left off last. The iPhoto plist file remembers things like the location of the Library, your choice of background colour, whether you are running a Referenced or Managed Library, what preferences you have for autosplitting events and so on. Trashing the plist file forces the app to generate a new one on the next launch, and this restores things to the Factory Defaults. Hence, if you've changed any of these things you'll need to reset them. If you haven't, then no bother. Trashing the plist file is Mac troubleshooting 101.


    Now my iPhoto is working!

  • brewbarb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Help! My iPhoto isn't working but I have no Library folder in my User/my name/ file. Not much is working for in Mt. Lion. I need my iPhoto. How could I not have a Library file?

  • brewbarb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I finally got iPhoto to work but I still don't have a library file.