5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 7:15 AM by Gottfried Metzler
Gottfried Metzler Level 1 (5 points)

Updated to 9.4.2 now cant transfer groups of images to hdd? I tried to reload os and repaired permissions no luck. I can move only 1 of a group of images at a time. I do have +50,000 images currently.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    You'll need to explain that in more detail. What "groups of images"? How are you transfering them? WHat does the 50k number have to do with it?

  • Gottfried Metzler Level 1 (5 points)

    !f I have 20 ,jpeg pictures in a file I can now only export 1 at a time. Before I could highlight them all and export them as a group to  a backup disc. Mu file size was judt extra data, sorry.

    G metzler

  • Gottfried Metzler Level 1 (5 points)

    When I have a set of pictures, say Sandy1 I could open the file and highlight all images then drag the set to a folder on another disc and paste them all at one time. Now, I cal only paste one at a time into the new folder.

    This happend after I updated to the lates version on by compuyter running 10.8.2.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,507 points)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import enought photos to check to see if the same problem persists. If it doesn't then you current library is the culprit.


    In that case make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) 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.  However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.




  • Gottfried Metzler Level 1 (5 points)

    I tried your recomendations with no luck. I also spent 2 hrs at the Apple Store with 4 different Genius' with out any resolution. However, I can now use the export command to select groups of images to transfer. The selection of files with the mouse still is not working. Thank you very much for you comments. I don't know what to try next.