488 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2007 10:04 PM by Smtr
Photos are not really deleted until you empty the iPhoto trash. Sometimes iPhoto doesn't like its Trash to get too full. Can you do it in batches of about 100 at a time? Drag 100 to the iPhoto trash, then choose iPhoto > Empty Trash. Once you do this they will be gone and can't come back.
With the book, even if the upload fails the book should still be in your Source pane, unchanged. Is yours there? Exactly what is gone?
There may be a corrupted file in your library that causes the unstability. Have you tried letting iPhoto do a database rebuild? Does iPhoto crash in every user account, or just one? You can test by creating a new, non-administrative user and running iPhoto from there with a test library. Is iPhoto the only app that is unstable, or are you having other crashes?
Anyway, your specs sound sufficient, and this behaviour is definitely not normal. Hopefully the people here can help you find the culprit and get you running with stability. First step, try to delete as I described and let us know if you are able to successfully empty the trash.
On second thought, perhaps 14GB free storage is beginning to push the Mac's limit. It is recommended you keep a minimum of 10 - 15% free on your hard drive. What is your drive's total capacity? Lori diloreto told someone with 10 free GB that this may be the cause of major malfunctions. So you're hovering awfully close to the limit. Perhaps you should consider freeing up some storage by using an external hard drive.