1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 11:21 AM by Old Toad
Pezheadpaul Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone else have the problem where you change the general preference 'Connecting a camera' - opens iPhoto, and it only works for the next time you connect your camera? Anytime you connect a camera after that, the preference doesn't work and you have to go back into 'preferences' and change it again.  Please help!!!!  I have left feedback to Apple.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    Try the following:


    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.


    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).


    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/



    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.


    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.


    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.