14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 2:59 PM by whatheck
suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

If I update the software will I loose the two books I have designed as they won't assemble at the moment, is there a fault?


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Iphoto books
  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)

    No - unless something goes wrong - which is why you always make a backup rior to updaing r upgrading

     

    LN

  • suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, it just won't assemble the book, its like there is an issue or virus within the book or fault, how do I back-up or save the book, it won't even let me save a PDF of the book either

  • suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

    There is also a fault with the HD saying its full all the time, when I look into the HD it says there is 120GB used and 200GB saying other, so what is other?

  • suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

    How could I save or correct the fault, any ideas?

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)

    How much free space do you have on it?

     

    As to abstract questions like

    is there a fault?

    so what is other?

    or How High is up? 

     

    Remember we can not see your computer and know only what you tell us so without details it is imporssible to help

     

    As to

    There is also a fault with the HD saying its full all the time

    How could I save or correct the fault, any ideas?

    With only that information the best answer is tomove your iPhoto librtary to an external hard drive,  have a larger hard drive installed or remove un-needed files (usual not a solution)

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,507 points)

    If you can't assemble the book the boot into Safe Mode,  Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, and try there.  Is the book an XL sized one? It's been known to have assembly problems.

     

    Be sure to make a PDF copy of it as described in this Apple document, iPhoto '11: Preview a book, card, or calendar before you order or print it , to preview for errors before ordering.  Also keep a copy of the PDF to compare to the printed version when it arrives.

     

     

    OT

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)

    Once again with virtually no details - just a statement that you have some fault to do with a shortage of space

     

     

    There is also a fault with the HD saying its full all the time

     

     

    But you have not answered this question

     

     

    How much free space do you have on it?

     

    and have (apparently) not tried the suggestion

     

     

    With only that information the best answer is to move your iPhoto librtary to an external hard drive,  have a larger hard drive installed or remove un-needed files (usual not a solution)

     

     

    Moving the iPhoto library is safe and simple - quit iPhoto and drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity to the external drive - depress the option key and launch iPhoto using the "select library" option to point to the new location on the external drive - fully test it and then trash the old library on the internal drive (test one more time prior to emptying the trash)

     

     

    And be sure that the External drive is formatted Mac OS extended (journaled) (iPhoto does not work with drives with other formats) and that it is always available prior to launching iPhoto

     

     

    And backup soon and often - having your iPhoto library on an external drive is not a backup and if you are using Time Machine you need to check and be sure that TM is backing up your external drive

     

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)

    I know this thread is lacking lots of information and is hard to follow - but I think the issue is a fullhard drive - but can not get the OP to even answer direct questions to find out

     

    OK, it just won't assemble the book, its like there is an issue or virus within the book or fault, how do I back-up or save the book, it won't even let me save a PDF of the book either

    There is also a fault with the HD saying its full all the time, when I look into the HD it says there is 120GB used and 200GB saying other, so what is other?

    Hare to say

     

    LN

  • suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, I managed to get the book ordered, but it lost me alot of time, I am still having issues, should I upgrade to the new sofaware? My Hard drive keeps saying its full but its not full, there is 200GB being used some where not used, how can I sort it? Should I save everrything to hard and then restart the machine? Which is the best way to do this please?

  • suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

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    How can there be 197GB of space being used by other, what is this?

  • suttonimages Level 1 (0 points)

    I always save into PDF, it could be hard drive issue as it keep saying its full, but I know there is only max 120GB being used, so where is the other 200GB???

    How do I save all my data like Images/Music/Movies etc...?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)

    Your hard drive is certainly full and that's a very dangerous situation.

     

    OS X needs about 10 gigs of hard drive space for normal OS operations - things like virtual memory, temporary files and so on. Without this space your Mac will slow down as the OS hunts for space on the disk, files will be fragmented, also slowing things down, apps will crash and the risk of data corruption - that is damage to your files, photos, music - increases exponentially.

     

    Your first priority is to make more space on that HD. Nothing else can be done until you do.

     

    There are apps that will give you a more accurate reading of what's using your disk space. Check out Grand Perspective

     

    Purchase an external HD and move your Photos and Music to it. Both iPhoto and iTunes can run perfectly well with the Library on an external disk.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)

    third try

     

    With only that information the best answer is to move your iPhoto librtary to an external hard drive,  have a larger hard drive installed or remove un-needed files (usual not a solution)

     

     

    Moving the iPhoto library is safe and simple - quit iPhoto and drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity to the external drive - depress the option key and launch iPhoto using the "select library" option to point to the new location on the external drive - fully test it and then trash the old library on the internal drive (test one more time prior to emptying the trash)

     

     

    And be sure that the External drive is formatted Mac OS extended (journaled) (iPhoto does not work with drives with other formats) and that it is always available prior to launching iPhoto

     

     

    And backup soon and often - having your iPhoto library on an external drive is not a backup and if you are using Time Machine you need to check and be sure that TM is backing up your external drive

     

     

    LN

  • whatheck Level 5 (4,085 points)

    I just got off the phone with Apple and they referred me to this article http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5525?viewlocale=en_US and said that the project will still be in iPhoto and I can place the order after updating. Figured I'd pass it along.