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Michael Schulz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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May 8, 2013 9:04 AM

I migrated some days ago to a new Mac using the migration tool.

Since I did this I am having problems with the photobrowser in the

Mail.app

Displaying "iPhoto" in the pop-up box little wheel is spinning and after a while

I am getting an error message box that it can't connect to my previously

installed Time-Machine HD. I haven't installed TM yet on the new Mac.

 

I then ran disk permissions and checked by holding down the option key when

launching iPhoto that it points to the iPhoto library on my Mac.

 

It does.

 

I have no explanation why the photobrowser doesn't open the iPhoto library on the

Mac ( which is at it's defualt location i.e. "users/"Username"/Pictures/iPhoto Library"

 

THere must be somewhere a file etc. which points to the previously installed TM HD.

 

Anybody an idea how to fix this ?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    May 8, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to Michael Schulz)

    I am getting an error message box that it can't connect to my previously

    installed Time-Machine HD.

     

    Launch iPhoto and select all the photos in the library. Start to drag them. You don't have to drag them anywhere; just move them a little. Do you get that message?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    May 9, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Michael Schulz)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below to select it:

    defaults read com.apple.security.pboxd NSNavLastRootDirectory | open -f -a TextEdit
    

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. Post the contents of that window, if any — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    May 10, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to Michael Schulz)

    Besides the iPhoto library, the media browser also checks the Photo Booth, iTunes, and Garage Band libraries for images. Please move all four of those items to the Desktop temporarily, then test. Do you still get the warning?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    May 18, 2013 4:36 PM (in response to Michael Schulz)

    Set up Time Machine and see whether there's any effect. You should do that anyway.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    May 19, 2013 6:57 AM (in response to Michael Schulz)

    TM is always running, actually since I migrated to my new Mac.

     

    Then what did you mean by this, in your original post:

     

    I haven't installed TM yet on the new Mac.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    May 28, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to Michael Schulz)

    When you moved the iPhoto library to the Desktop, iPhoto should have prompted you to create a new one the next time it was launched. Did that happen, and did you do it? If so, did you still get the same error?

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