3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2013 3:02 AM by Terence Devlin
emk95 Level 1 Level 1

Most of the older photos in my Libary cannot be enlarged and comes up with a black screen with an exclanation mark. I can still see all of the photos as a thumbnail but just wont enlarge! HELP!!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9
    Photos for Mac

    that indiscate that iPhoto has lost the connection to the original photo - have you recently run any cleanup software or delete any photos using the finder?


    If not then backup your iPhoto library, depress and hold teh command and option keys, launch iPhoto and us the resutlting first aid window to rebuild your database



  • emk95 Level 1 Level 1

    Didnt help, still cant see photos and more photos are disapearing

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In early versions of Library Manager it's the File -> Rebuild command. In later versions it's under the Library menu.)


    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.


    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.