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  • gospyro Level 1 (0 points)

    Old Toad.... IF... and that is a big if... I am looking at the right drives/numbers, my iMac has a 1T HD and it is used as the boot dive.  There is a little over 600GB free on the drive.
    Memory, if I am reading it right, I have 4GB.


    I am currently running iPLM on the second Library, and it seems to be running smoother and faster... at least so far.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,388 points)

    Free space isn't an issue.  It's recommended to maintain a minimum of 10 GB of free space at all times.  Up that to 20 GB if you use iDVD.   4GB memory should not be a probolem unless you have a lot of apps open at the same time doing heavy work. 


    However, upping the memory to 8 GB does make noticible speed increases in the system and most apps.  I upgraded my iMac to 8 GB for $35 at 


    Keep us posted on your progress.

  • gospyro Level 1 (0 points)

    It appears that all went well (although it did take approx. 12 hrs) to 'rebuild' a 34GB Library... but it did it this time without all the stops due to iPhoto failing to close.  I'm guessing that if there was a problem with a photo/file/album in the library, it was in the first half. (but who knows)


    Both Libraries seem to be working fine now.


    I 'thought' that when I bought this computer (it's relatively new) that I asked them to 'max out' the memory... but looking yesterday, as you suggested, I realized that there is two unused slots and I can double my memory.


    I'll look into doing just that.


    Thank you.


    Also, if I haven't mentioned it before... iPLM has an UPDATE out.

  • Ade2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem, I cannot move Albums in my main iPhoto Library but can in other Libraries

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,966 points)

    and exactly why not?



  • gospyro Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Ade2..


    Don't know if you are having the same problem as me, but I was finally able to fix it using "iPhonto Library Manager" and doing a 'rebuild library' from iPLM.


    I may take a while, so turn off the 'energy saver' settings on your computer.  IF, I remember right, it took between 6 and 9 hours to run a 'rebuild' on each of the libraries I was having trouble with.  But it did fix the problem.


    Make sure to get the latest versin of iPhoto Library Manager'.  I wish I could remember more, but it's been several months since I was messing with this problem.


    Good luck!

  • Ade2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, having the same problem and now fixed with iPhoto Library Manger, thanks

  • gospyro Level 1 (0 points)

    Glad to hear it!!!  I wonder why Apple has not address this issue.  Guess it's not a big enough issue for them.  But it drove me nuts, and it took me forever to find someone that knew how to fix it.  Actually, I think what I had to wait for was iPLM to update their 'rebuild' function to fix the problem.

  • Pierre H.A. C. Level 1 (0 points)

    A workaround that worked for me:


    - create a new folder in albums

    - move your albums into the folder

    - manual sorting is possible within this folder.

    - Select all sorted albums and move them back to the top level (drag and drop just over the 1st album).

  • tritoniadiomedea Level 2 (385 points)

    Has anyone else tried the workaround above?  I assume once you move the albums back into the top levee, they become un-moveable again, but I will try it myself.  I'd like to report that a couple weeks ago my albums "unfroze" and I was able to re-arrange.  I have no idea what caused it.  But then it went back to un-moveable.  Again, no idea why.  So that might be a clue to the cause of the problem.  My library is over 200GB so I might try to rebuild with iPLM if I can find a couple days to spare without needing my computer.  I have another computer that I use less, so maybe I will copy my library to an external drive, then ask that other laptop to chew on it with iPLM for a while.  If it works, then I can copy the fixed library over to my original laptop.

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