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My IMac keeps pulling up photos when I go to attach a file

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My IMac keeps pulling up photos when I go to attach a file and then it takes forever and I can't escape or shut it off. Help!!!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  iteachmac replied 5 years ago.

iteachmac :

Welcome ,I will give a full and clear answer to your question, please make sure to reply to any questions I have. They may be essential to my reply.

iteachmac :

Hi are you using iphoto ?

iteachmac :

Ok lets do some repairs .

iteachmac :

A safe boot can help ,

Turn off the Mac .

Power on the Mac .

Hold shift on the keyboard using a USB keyboard , while powering on the Mac and booting , boot to safe mode.

Once booted to safe mode , restart and boot as normal .

Full details here :-

iteachmac :


iteachmac :

ok after that, lets do some iphoto house keeping .

iteachmac :

You may need to rebuild your iphoto library!

Hold down the CMD & Alt while opening iPhoto and select rebuild library...

This should get you up and running again , or you may be presented with the following options :

1) rebuild the photos' small thumbnails
2) rebuild all of the photos' thumbnails (this may take a while)
3) rebuild the iphoto library database
4) recover orphaned photos in the iphoto library folder
5) examine and repair iphoto library file permissions

Please carry out the options for repair / rebuild of the iphoto library in the order below:

3) rebuild the iphoto library database.

If needed.
5) examine and repair iphoto library file permissions.

If needed.
2) rebuild all of the photos' thumbnails .

iteachmac :

Does this help the issue ?

iteachmac :