Hi, and welcome to Just Answers! I am excited to get started with you.
Have you received my message about not being able to open i photo?
Yes I did :) Lets get started
Do you have more than one iphoto library?
well I have many folders within i photo
What is preventing you from re-building it?
I have no idea. I place a check mark in the rebuild square. then the screen goes blank and the message pops up again. It says it is either being used by another application or is unreadable. It is not being used by another application as far as I know.
Ok, Can you hit theses 3 combination keys at the same time
2. This will show you all of your open applications
3. Force quit all except safari and Finder
ok I will do that now
I did that. Only skype and mail were open
besides safari and finder
Now hold down Command+Option and click on iphoto. choose repair permissions
still cannot open i photo
get a beach ball and the same message
got same message. nothing happened
got same message and a blank page
still won't work
sorry, I thought I lost you.
It sounds like you have a corrupt library. To make sure, we are going to create a new one to confirm my thoughts.
1. Hold down the option key and press iphoto
2. Choose new library
ok now what
Name it iPhoto-New and hit ok
ok i photo opened, but, of course, with none of my photos
Yes. So that means you have a corrupt library. Did you create a lot of albums in your old library?
I do have the photos saved as pictures else where on the mac
Ok, We will have to create a new library, but you will have to make your albums again. Is that ok?
if that is all we can do, I will have to do it.
Cool. what operating system are you running?
1. Open your finder window (first icon in the dock)
2.Click on pictures which is located in the left column
3. Right click "iPhoto Library" (Not the new one)
4. Choose show package contents
Ok can you locate 2 folders for me
yes they are there
Ok, go ahead and change the name
1. Change original to Photos 1
2. And modified to Pictures
Ok, now drag and drop those 2 folders into the iPhoto library we just created
where is that library?
Hold down the option key while clicking on iphoto. Select the new library we created
ok - dropped folder into events and the other into photos
Looks like it will take awhile but they are uploading
Yes it will, I will check back with you in about 10 mins
How are we doing so far?
It is importing the photos very quickly now. When it is done, will I always have to open ip hoto by pressing option?
nope, we are going to have you confirm your photos, then we will need to delete your old library
a little more than half finished
am in France where internet has been spotty
This should be finished in 5 min or so, but if I lose you, what should I do?
You can log back into your account and view your questions. There should also be a link in your email
shouldn't be much longer
Its ok, Im very patient :)
Yay. Ok can you skim through your photos. Let me know if everything looks ok
Looks great -- they are organized by subject!
Ok, now go back to the old library file in finder and delete it
ok -- moved to trash
Ok now quit iphoto and re open it to make sure
ok and voila -- it works!!
Yay. we are all done. If you are satisfied, you can go ahead and accept my answer. Have a fantastic Labor day weekend :)