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appleworldrocks Level 1 Level 1

I followed the above steps. In the second user that I have created,when I open iPhoto, it still says, "iPhoto Library is on a locked volume. Reopen iPhoto when you have read/write access". I have followed each and every step as given on the Apple support page.

Please help me on how to resolve this issue.

Thank you.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
Solved by Bill Young4 on Sep 28, 2012 9:22 PM Solved
I had the same issue and solved it by opening the disk image, then copying the iphoto library to another location. It seems that iphoto has issues with disk images since it cannot alter them,but I had no problem with the copy;If you want to reimage the iphoto library, you have to redo the image construction with disk utilityGood Luck
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    That Apple support page details two different ways to do this - so which did you do?

  • appleworldrocks Level 1 Level 1

    I did the creating disk image using disk utility,copying iphoto library to the image drive.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Did you note the piece lower down about ignoring permissions and correcting the permissions on the Image? And this

    If a user attempts to open the iPhoto library while in use by another local user, the disk image will not mount; iPhoto will instead display an alert message. Also, an alert message indicating the library is already in use appears if a local user attempts to mount the disk image remotely.

  • appleworldrocks Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I had seen that note. I logged off from the first user and was logged in only in the second user.

    And then as said in the article, I opened iPhoto while holding the option key down. Then, I selected the library in the image/disk that I created in Disk utility. Then, it showed the error.

    I have also set permission for 'Everyone' to 'Read and Write'.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac
    I have also set permission for 'Everyone' to 'Read and Write'.

     

    Like this?

    Screen Shot 2012-09-28 at 10.19.23 AM.jpg

     

    OT

  • appleworldrocks Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, exactly as you have shown in the image.

  • Bill Young4 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same issue and solved it by opening the disk image, then copying the iphoto library to another location. It seems that iphoto has issues with disk images since it cannot alter them,but I had no problem with the copy;

    If you want to reimage the iphoto library, you have to redo the image construction with disk utility

    Good Luck

  • appleworldrocks Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks a lot!!

    I was able to add the same iPhoto Library to the second user.

  • Rami.Levy Level 1 Level 1

    I am experiencing the exact same problem. However, in my case, moving the iPhoto library to a disk image (as opposed to where it was, on my hard drive in the /Users/Shared area), was done in order to allow multiple users to access the library (not at the same time of course). So Bill's solution, of moving the library to another location, won't really solve my original problem.

     

    Originally, I just made the library permissions r/w for everyone, and that seemed to work for a while. But then iPhoto started acting strangely and I suspected permission issues so I searched for a way to do it "properly" and found this article. However the Disk Image (where you can "ignore ownership") doesn't solve my issue because the other user still cannot access the library.

     

    The only alternative I can see is to move the library back to the /Users/Shared folder and set the permissions as r/w for everyone... unless someone else has clarifications or suggestions?

     

    iPhoto version 9.4.1 on Mac OS 10.7.5.

     

    Thank you in advance,

    Rami

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    I suggest you use the first method descrived in this Apple document: iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users. It's the most reliable.

     

    OT

  • Rami.Levy Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your suggestion. My only concern with doing this is that external drive performance won't be as good as using the internal drive... and I have a large iPhoto library (about 200GB). Also I'd prefer not to have yet another peripheral hanging off my iMac, not to mention I'm out of USB ports . And having to deal with mounting and backup issues.

     

    Will the /Users/Shared/ solution I mentioned definitely not work reliably?

     

    - Rami

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    If you use a Fire Wire drive you won't be able to tell the difference unless you have an SSD internal drive.

  • Rami.Levy Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks again for your response. I've ordered a new drive and will try that out.

  • Rami.Levy Level 1 Level 1

    Hello - an update. I received my new drive and moved my iPhoto library to it. The iPhoto Library itself shows r/w access for everyone, and the drive itself has "Shared Folder" checked. However, the second user is still getting a "iPhoto is on a locked disk" type of message when opening the library. I even set the permissions on the drive itself to r/w for "everyone". What do I do next to get iPhoto to work for other users on this Mac?

     

    The message:

    The iPhoto Library is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have permission to make changes to it. iPhoto can try to repair the permissions.

     

    - Rami

     

    (Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and iPhoto 11 v.9.4.1)

     


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