Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to blangen)
I had this problem and spent over an hour with an upper level tech person. She said the problem was in the way one of my iTunes songs/albums was named [that is with an ampersand, &], and that song was being used for a slide show. It was a really long fix, trial and error, but it finally got done. We had to rename the song, go into tools in iPhoto and choose another song for the slide show, and a LOT of shutting down iPhoto and iTunes, restarting, etc. It took forever. She is reporting it to the higher ups and hopefully the program-writing people so that this can be fixed. I told her there are a LOT of people experiencing this problem and they were in for a lot of tech support time if it is not fixed quickly.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Greenbranch)
I've been having the same issue ever since the last round of upgrades; it's getting very tiresome. I don't have any slideshows set up though, so goodness only knows why it's not playing nicely.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 3:05 PM (in response to canecaster)
To Joseph Delaney - Thank you so much! Your step by step instructions were picture perfect and allowed me to sync my photos. Thank you!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to BrianInCalifornia)
don't forget to let apple know about this! Maybe they'll send an update soon
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
I was getting the "an unknown error occurred 1140" message when synching my iPhone after upgrading to iPhoto v9.4.
Finding the '&' in a song that was linked to a slideshow was the problem.
FYI: The '&' was in the Album title, not the song title. So, this fixed my issue.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to Jeep_Devil)
I do not have a slide show in my iPhoto so I am not sure why I am recieving this error message
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to Ickysticky74)
Go to the previous page in this thread where you'll find clear instructions from Joseph Delaney. The problem isn't limited to Slideshows...it can be nearly anything in the left column of the iPhoto window.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to canecaster)
Same issue here. Like others stated, please provide feedback on this, so maybe they will speed up the fix! Thanks all
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to bwolfy)
Per my discussion with an Apple Senior Advisor they know and they will put out an update, but perhaps they want to know what other problems need to be fixed and do it all at once, that is what I suspect. There do seem to be other issues. For example, one of my "&" issues was with an album that I had long ago deleted the music. I had items show up on photos stream on my iphone that had been deleted prior to the update. I also had photos in events on my imac get mixed up.--an item from 2004 added to items from 2007. Seems like there might have been a few issues besides the one we are concerned with. I am only assuming photos were not deleted in iPhoto. It would take me awhile to notice it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 8:41 PM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
Thank you Joseph and others who contributed. This was a bush league error on Apple's part. I would like to add that while searching the noted .xml files did clue me in to some locations of '&s' It was only after I had renamed any occurance of '&' with 'and' in my album names, shared or local that the problem was finally solved for me. Simply changing the referenced Album name in the .xml search did not seem to solve it for me, nore did re-assigning the Slideshow music. I also am running Aperture which may have added a layer of complexity to this. I would suggest quitting and restarting both iPhoto and then Aperture once before then launching iTunes after all '&s' have been replaced.
Thanks again folks.
Maybe everone at Apple is off working on iOS6 Maps.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to canecaster)
A quick fix to this is to rename the album in IPHOTO. Example is that i have an album named "anatomyHANDS" that I renamed "anatomyHANDS1". When synching the new name was picked up and the album showed up on my IPAD.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to Mr C)
This worked for me, I went through each album, and there were two with Hawaiian songs, the darn 's. After I found the first one, I restarted and set every album to the same Les Paul song (setting it as default, in case I start a new album). Then I restarted the machine. The "Mac's sometime forgetting" that you told it to change until after a restart. It worked...U Da Man Joseph. I nominate you for the user of the year. If they do not have one they should start one.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
Hi Joseph, I went through your very well stated steps but when I go into the text editor it shows over 4,000 of the "&"s but no albums are identified so I must be doing something wrong. For now I've just deselected Photos in itunes and not upgraded my other macs to new verions of iphoto and hopefully Apple will come forth with an update to iphoto.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to Littlerockeagle)
Littlerockeagle, when you search, make sure you include a space after the & .
That makes it easier to find, because human beings almost always put a space after the & ("Elvis Costello & the Attractions" not "Elvis Costello &the Attractions"). So searching for "& " (ampersand space) instead of "&" (ampersand by itself) works better in most cases.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to Joseph Delaney)
Hi Joseph, completely read DO NOT vice DO. Thanks for clarity and I'll rerun the search.