2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 12:13 PM by DAYALA
DAYALA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Error message said to reopen iPhoto while holding down th Option & Command keys.  Tried several times but this didn't work.  Messsage then said to rebuild th library from backup.  I use Timekeeper.  How to I rebuild the library?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,480 points)

    You mean Time Machine?




    Or you could try


    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)



    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places 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.  

  • DAYALA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I tried to restore thru time machine it told me I didn't have permission to access my iPhoto library.