12 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2013 9:59 AM by Old Toad
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Hi all

I've got some problems with iPhoto since I formated and reinstalled Mac OS X 10.8.4. If I try to start iPhoto, it freezes each time with the beach ball animation and I can't do anything besides quit iPhoto. I tried different things to solve the issue:


  • Uninstall iPhoto and download it again from the App Store
  • Delete / Move the plist files within the Preferences and the Library itself
  • Repair permissions of the harddisk
  • Remove the iPhoto library and create a new one on startup


If I try CMD + Option while startup, the dialog for repairing / rebuilding the library don't show, instead the iPhoto window shows and the beach ball starts to animate and iPhoto is not longer responding.


Does anyone have an idea, what I could try further?


Thanks in advance,


iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)