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Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

I have iphoto version 9.3.2


This week, I got a message on iphoto "Your photo libary will not be readable by previous version of iPhoto after the upgrade.  The photo library needs to be upgraded to work with this version of iPhoto. ......"


So, I selected "Upgrade".


After I upgraded my iphoto library, I have 2 new problems that I am aware of:


When I import new photos to iphoto, they show up in the "Last Import" folder but do not show up in the "Last 12 Months" folder.  Then, when I import even more new photos, the photos from the previous "Last Import" disappear and still do not show up in the "Last 12 months" folder.  All of the rest of my library that was there before I performed the upgrade is still there as previously.


Just for kicks, I imported the "missing" photos again, but iPhoto says "would you like to import the following duplicate photo?"  This, of course, indicates that the photos are in iPhoto. They just are not showing up in the "last 12 months" folder.


In addition, the photo for my desktop disappeared and now shows the default image of the galaxy.  I only indicate this issue, as it may help in figuring out my first problem noted above.


Anny suggestions?  It seems like it should be an easy fix!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,077 points)

    Have you checked the camera date?



  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    Very good thought, but my camera date appears to be accurate.  Thank you.

  • ZachDaddy Level 1 (10 points)

    I had this exact same issue and it started for me when I moved to Mountain Lion.  The photos would be in the "Last import" but not in "Last 12 months".  I removed all the prefernce files but that did not solve the problem.  So, I did the following:


    1. In Preferences, change the Last "12" months to "1" month

    2. Let the screen refresh for 1 month

    3. Change back to "12" months.


    This worked for me.  I would have thought killing the preference files would have the same effect, but apparently not.

  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, ZachDaddy!

    Well done.

    I appreciate it.

  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    Do I need to do something to get this solution to keep working?  What I mean is this:  each time I import more photos, the same problem continues to recur.....under Last 12 months my more recent imports do not show up.  I can manually apply the solution that you suggested each time but I would like to not have to manually change the preferences again and again.  Do you have any suggestions as to how to make the solution "stick".


    Thank you.

  • ZachDaddy Level 1 (10 points)

    Once I made the above change, it has "stuck".  However, when I was trying various things, I did remove my preference files (*iPhoto*plist) files from ~/Library/Preferences.  So it may be possible that my "quick fix" above stuck because I did these other things.


    Good luck.

  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm pretty sure that I am looking in the correct location and I don't see "iPhoto plist" under Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences.  Is that where I want to look?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    That's the wrong place...


    HD/Users / Your Name /Library/Preferences


    But note that the Library folder is hidden so


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

  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    Terence.  Thanks for the reply.  I use Finder all the time but I don't think that I am familiar with the Go Menu.  Where is that?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    In the Finder, look at the top of the screen, up there between View and Window...

  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help.  I won't know if deleting preferences helped until I download some new photos which I may do this evening.  I will let you know.  Thanks guys.

  • Nature Guy Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey guys.  I did delete preference files as noted above but my issue persists.  Every time I import more photos, they are not included in "the last 12 months" album/folder.  So I have to manually go in and mess around with the preferences to get them to show up.


    Any suggestions anyone?



  • Claidheamdanns Level 1 (0 points)

    I am getting the same thing. The solution is not sticking. I have to go in and toggle the number of months every time.

  • bdtaylor80 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found that simply opening preferences (and not making any changes) and closing it again will trigger "Last 12 Months" to update.  For now, that's just become part of my regular photo-uploading routine.  Hopefully they fix it soon though...

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