Hi, and welcome to JustAnswer! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am excited to get started with you.So I can better assist you with your issue, I will need additional information. What operating system are you running? To find this out, click on the apple logo in the upper left corner and choose about this mac. Please read me the version number
Hello, were you able to see my previous instructions about what operating system that you are running
So I can guide to you the best solution, I will need to know what operating system you are running
Are you still there>
Ok great. We are going to firs try to reset iphoto and if that does not resolve the issue, we will try to rebuild your database. To do this, open finder by clicking on the smily face icon in the dock
In Finder, you will see your account home folder in the left column. Go ahead and click on it
Within your account folder in finder, click on Library
Hi I am not sure if you are able to see my responses. It seems to take an extended time before I get a response back from you
Right now it is 7:12pm Eastern time. If we are unable to communicate later on, I will leave instructions for you to follow
Hi, I see you are still offline. Here are instructions to resolve your issue. 1.Open finder by clicking on the smily face icon in the dock. In the top menu, Choose Go then click on Home. (Go is in the very top menu to the right of the apple logo) If you can not find your home folder, it should also be in the left column within the finder window.2. Within your home folder, choose Library3. Within the Library folder, Choose Preferences4. Within the preference folder, locate and delete "com.apple.iPhoto.plist"Try to open iphoto again
To delete com.apple.iPhoto.plist, just drag it to the trash
If that does not resolve your issue, force quit iphoto and follow theses instructions 1. Press and hold Command+Option+shift Key at the same time while launching iphoto until you get a dialogue box2. If done correctly, you will get a dialogue box with options. Choose Repair database. 3. If it still freezes, press the 3key combination while launching iphoto and choose repair permissions4. If it still freezes, choose rebuild database
It is 10:19pm my time so I will be offline until tomorrow. Best of luck
Hello Good Morning
Were you able to try any of the above instructions?
Are you still there?
Hi Good Morning
Did iphoto allow you to initiate the rebuild process?
So you did not get the dialogue box asking you to rebuild?
Ok, it sounds like you may have not initiate the rebuild process correctly. Before we delete iphoto and re-install lets try it again. Is iphoto currently open?
OK good. Thanks for the additional info. Can you open your app store
If it is not on the dock, click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and type in app store
Type in iphoto in the search box
Does it say install or is there a price
Its ok, let me know when you find iphoto in the app store
Ok so we will not delete it then. It sounds like your library is corrupted so we will need to create a new one. Roughly how many photos do you have
Thats a good chunk. Before we create a new library, can you click on the apple logo in the upper left corner and choose software updates. What updates are available?
Ok thats not your issue. So it looks like we will need to create a new library. Non of your photos will be lost however, you will need to re-organize your albums again
Great, lets get started. First we will need to create the new library. If iphoto is open, close it. Now open it again while pressing and holding the option key. Choose create new and name it iphotoNew
After creating the new library, you should have a blank library
Ok great. Now close it and re-open it just to make sure it does not freeze before we transfer your photos
Ok great so we know for sure the issue was with your old library. Keep iphoto open and open your finder window (click on the happy face icon in the dock) In the left sidebar in finder, do you see a pictures folder?
Click on pictures, you should then see iphoto library
Ok great. Right click on the old one or press the control key while clicking on the old iphoto library. Choose show package contents
Scroll down to the bottom. You should see a Masters folder or an Original folder
Ok now drag the entire original folder and drop it into the newly created blank iphoto screen. If done correctly, you should see your photos importing. This process should take about 20 mins
Great. I will stand by while it is importing. Let me know when it is done
Ha ha.. Thats fine
No thats normal. Depending on how long you have been keeping your pictures, you can accumulate anywhere from 3,000-10,000photos......or you can say you are a photographer :)
While its importing, it looks like your life is flashing before your eyes
Lol!! Thats your story and your are sticking to it
Well luckily you are a patient photographer, so organizing it again should be a breeze
Ha ha.. Thats what I am here for :)
Thats good. When it is done importing, quit iphoto and then re-open it. (fingers crossed that it does not freeze)
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Michelle.. It should be visible in the intro. I'm sorry if you missed it
Lol its ok
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You are so welcome! I am glad I could be of assistance. When were are done, you will need to rate the chat anyway so you can express yourself that way. Also, as mentioned, the site does block email addresses so this is how I see it. Refer to the picture
Ha ha you are very cleaver
Have your photos finished importing
Lol Oh yea. Thank you for reminding me
Wow that was faster than I though
Omg! I had not idea it was so late. We are almost done I promise
Your question was asked on the 1st, it took you years to respond lol
We would have been done decade ago
You are soooooo welcome :)
I try to make this processes as easy as possible.
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I hope you can understand
Thank you for understanding, I really appreciate it.
No thats not to personal at all. I have a few faves Your Grace Is Enough and Forever Reign
There are sooooo many church songs you will never get tired of hearing them
Its getting faster and faster
Great. now close iphoto and re-open it
Does it still freeze
You are very welcome. Thank you for your patience and get some sleep!
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Ha ha.. Thank you
Get some sleep!