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Question: Cannot open my "Photo Library" on my MacBook Air all of a sudden.

All of a sudden my "Photo Library" will not open. The photos are all still on my iPhone, and I imagine they are on my MacBook; but I get a software message" "Photos cannot find the system photo library. You can open another library and set it as the System Photo Library in Preferences."


Can anyone help please?

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Mar 14, 2018 7:33 AM in response to lemcmullen In response to lemcmullen

and I imagine they are on my MacBook;

Have you checked, if your Photos Library is still there?


By default, the Photos Library will be in your Pictures folder. Did you perhaps move the library to a different location, for example on an external drive?

What changed, before Photos stopped working? Did you upgrade to a new system version? Did Photos perhaps crash?

Did you run any cleaning software to remove duplicates?

Mar 14, 2018 7:33 AM

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Mar 14, 2018 8:12 AM in response to lemcmullen In response to lemcmullen

Hold down the option key while launching Photos and in the resulting select library window select the library you want at to use and while it is open in the Photos Preferences ==> general set it as the system library


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Question: Cannot open my "Photo Library" on my MacBook Air all of a sudden.