4 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2013 10:03 AM by Old Toad
TXcrude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After my 2008 Mac mini (10.6.8) died, I got a new i7 Mac mini with OS X 10.8.3 pre-installed. Was able to transfer my settings, documents and apps from Time Machine backup.


The only things that did not work anymore due to PowerPC code no longer being supported in 10.8.x were:



MS Office 2004

Samsung ML-1710 printer driver


Here are my solutions:


Eudora -> Eudora OSE (Open Source Edition) based on Mozilla (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_OSE)

MS Office 2004 -> MS Office 2011 (thanks to my employers MS Home Use Program HUP)

Samsung ML-1710 printer driver - SpliX driver (http://guigo.us/mac/splix/)


So far so good.


I must say I am impressed with how well the transfer to the new machine worked.


I still have an issue with some of the recent photos in my iPhoto library not showing thumbnails and not being able to open them. Only the last 6 events though out of thousands of events. Tried rebuilding the database and library to no avail.

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 2.3 GHz Intel i7 quad-core 4GB 1TB
  • Eric Root Level 7 Level 7 (32,335 points)

    Try rebuilding the thumbnails - last part of article.


    iPhoto Library rebuild

  • TXcrude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is exactly what I did. I worked my way through all four options top to bottom and after each one I quit iPhoto and started it back up, to no avail.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,090 points)

    In my experience the thumbnail rebuild can take three or four goes.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,490 points)

    If after several attempts of the thumbnail rebuild you're still unable to view the thumbnails try the following:


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button,

        iPhoto Library Manager002.jpg 

        navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.

      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the Library ➙ Rebuild Library menu option

        iPhoto Library Manager001.jpg

      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.


    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments. However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost.

    Note:  your current library will be left untouched for further attempts at a fix if so desired.