5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 12:26 PM by Old Toad
jkllwl Level 1 (0 points)

I just bought iLife 11 on Amazon and received the German version.  Will this work on a US system?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    It will work correctly on your computer

  • jkllwl Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  Will all the menus and instructions be in German?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,186 points)

    iLife will use the Mac OS X language, so you don't have to worry about it

  • jkllwl Level 1 (0 points)

    I did the install today and now I get an error message stating that iPhoto cannot be opened because it is damaged or incomplete.


    It was working fine immediately prior to install.  What would cause this?

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,413 points)

    Did you also install iPhoto from the iLIfe 11 disk as well as iDVD?


    First try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and try to create a new, test library. If you can then the problem lies with your library. 


    If that's the 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 (based on iPhoto 9.4.2):


    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.