3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2012 11:54 AM by Boyington101055
Boyington101055 Level 1 Level 1

I was in the middle of importing from my Iphone and the import stopped.  Now tried all I know, disconnected phone, program wont turn off, computer wont turn off but runs fine otherwise.  Iphoto is stuck in this position and every time I try to do anything pop-up just says import not completed yet and stops me doing anything.  Any ideas?

MacBook Pro, iOS 6
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9
    Photos for Mac

    Force quit


    If the library has problems then Backup your iPhoto library, depress and hold the option and command keys, launch iPhoto and rebuild your library.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Force quit iPhoto



    and try opening again. If you have problems opening then  make a temporary, backup copy if you don't already have a backup, (select the library and type Command+D) and apply the two fixes below in order as needed:


    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.



    Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #1, followed by #3 and then #4 as needed.


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.


    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.




  • Boyington101055 Level 1 Level 1

    Brill done it and its fine, Thanks ever so much you have been a big help.