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Feb 16, 2013 2:06 AM

I'm running iPhoto 9.4.2, using a Macbook Pro and Mountain Lion. I've tried repeatedly to repair my library, installed iPhoto Library Manager, and even reinstalled all of my pictures, and yet I can't edit more than about 10 photos before the program quits. I've never had this problem before, and it's especially poorly-timed, since I just got back from vacation. What is going on, and how do I fix it?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:19 AM (in response to carleyfromvt)

    Post the first 50 lines only of the crash report

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD 

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to carleyfromvt)

    Create a new account (systempreferences -> accounts or Users & Groups on 10.7 and 10.8), make a new Library in that account, import some shots  and see if the problem is repeated there.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,900 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to carleyfromvt)

    That tells us that the problem is triggered by something in your account and not in iPhoto itself.

     

    It says that the crash was caused at Thread 14. Can you post that one?

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,920 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 7:05 AM (in response to carleyfromvt)

    You may have a corrupt or damaged iPhoto Library.  iPhoto has a built in first aid, that can assist you in resolving this issue.  They recommend you have a backup in place before running the first aid.

     

    - quit iPhoto

    - hold down your "option + command" keys on the keyboard, and keep them held down while launching iPhoto.  This should launch iPhoto with a "first aid" screen over top of it.   Do each of these first aid steps, one at a time, until you have completed all the steps.

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,920 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to carleyfromvt)

    If iPhoto works with a new iPhoto Library, then you can rule out the application "iPhoto", and the issue would reside with your data, specifically your iPhoto Library.

     

    To create a test iPhoto Library, quit iPhoto.  Hold down your option key on your keyboard, and launch iPhoto with the option key held down. 

     

    Select to "create new", to create a new test iPhoto Library.  If this works, then it is isolated to your library.

     

    To switch back to the original library, go to "file / switch to Library" and choose the original library.

     

    Do you use Time Machine?  If you do, we can restore your library from Time Machine.

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,920 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to carleyfromvt)

    - quit all open applications

     

    - start by repairing your disk permissions......

    - click finder in the bottom dock, and in the window that opens, select applications in the left column - scroll through until you see the 'Utilities' folder and double click to open it.  Then double click on 'Disk Utility'

    - When prompted to select a disk volume or image, select the 'Macintosh HD' in the left column

    - ensure the the "first aid" tab is highlighted blue in the middle of the screen

    - click the button at the bottom that says 'Repair Disk Permissions'

    - this process will take a few minutes to run.  It will indicate it's done, by scrolling to the bottom of the "details area" displaying 'Permissions repair complete'

     

    Once done......we call pull the plists by......

    - click finder in the dock, so the word finder appears beside the apple.  Also note in the top menu, is the word "Go", click the go menu and then hold down your option key on your keyboard.  This will make a "library" appear under your home in the Go drop down.   Select the library, then go to your preferences folder. 

     

    There, look for the following files, and drag them out to your desktop:

         - com.apple.iApps.plist

         - com.apple.iPhoto.plist

     

    Go back one screen by clicking the backward arrow and select the "Caches folder", or go back to "Go" hold down your option key on your keyboard, and select the library, the folder entitled "Caches"

     

    There, look for the following files, and drag them out to your desktop:

         - com.apple.iPhoto

     

    - restart your computer, and test iPhoto now

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