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No, it is not because you have over 60k photos. In fact your iPhoto can hold more than that without any issues. This usually happens if there is any issue with the iPhoto Library, like corruption of library or other glitches. We can rebuild your iPhoto library.
Close iPhoto if it is open. Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard and open iPhoto. Keep the keys held down until you are prompted to rebuild the library. A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select all the options/checkboxes Click Rebuild. This may take a while to complete.
After rebuilding, iPhoto will open.
If it is still crashing after rebuilding, then we have to rebuild the iPhoto library using a third party application named iPhoto Library Manager. Download and install it from here (use the trial version) : http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/
Open iPhoto Library Manager. Select your iPhoto Library, click on Library menu in the top and select Rebuild Library. This will verify the library. Then click the Rebuild button on the right.
After rebuilding, open iPhoto. Does it crash now ?
Please let me know if that didn't work, so we can continue troubleshooting.
It would take a while to complete the process and you have a large library. It may even take an hour or so to rebuild.
Once it is finished, I also want you to run Disk Utility. Go to Applications > Utilities folder and open Disk Utility. In Disk Utility, select your hard disk in left column (Macintosh HD), then Repair Permission. After that click Verify Disk and if asked to repair, click Repair Disk.
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Sounds like it is going to take more than an hour.
You can leave it there and do other things. Your Mac will automatically rebuild it and load iPhoto when it is finished. If this rebuild doesn't work, then rebuild with iPhoto Library Manager app. Rebuilding with iPhoto Library Manager will take more time than current rebuild method. Make sure there is enough free space available on your Mac.
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If your Mac has enough storage space available, then you can save it to Pictures. Or you can save it to external drive.
This rebuild function is different from the one you did before. What iPhoto Library Manager does is, it will create a brand new library with old photos and this will also clear all corruption on the library. So make sure your Mac has enough storage space available otherwise the process will be interrupted.
It will open and close many times while importing.
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Sandy, can we continue this later ? It is very late in here, almost 3:12 AM and have to sign off now. Not sure how much time it will take it to finish the process.
Now you can let iPhoto Library Manager to complete the job. Hopefully it will work.
If that didn't fix iPhoto, please post a reply here and I will get back to you ASAP and we can continue troubleshooting.
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Hi there, It's me Ashik again. I'm just checking. How is it going ?
It is supposed to be finished by now. How much space is left on your HD ?
What about the progressbar in Library manager ? Is it filled in ?
That will do. Do you see the progressbar in iPhoto Library Manager ?
Gray ? Click on the bar and does it turn blue ??
Give it some more time. If it still not moving, then we restore a backup library from Time Machine.
Yes, but you can leave it while restoring. Make sure to restore the library from 2 or 3 days before the problem has occurred.
Your photos are still safe though. If nothing is working, then we can manually restore all your photos from the library.
Let iPhoto Library Manager complete. It has to rebuild that entire library which is supposed to take several hours. If it is stuck at spinning wheel, please let me know.
They you may need to try another backup point. After restoring, you have to switch to that library. Did you do that ?
Let it complete then
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Hold down Option key on your keyboard, click on Go menu and select Library. Open Preferences folder and trash com.Apple.iPhoto.plist file. Then rebuild iPhoto (not with the iPhoto Library Manager)
Also repair permission and repair disk with Disk utility.
If you have any large videos on iPhoto, then move them to desktop and delete them from iPhoto and test. Does it work then ?