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I'm sorry about the issue, please bakup your photos then try to rebuild the iPhoto library:
let me know the results
Has everything worked out, do you still need help please?
Please Try to reset the PRAM :
1) Shut down the computer.2) While the computer is shut down, locate these keys: command (has an apple on it), option, P, and R.3) Turn the computer on, then press and hold Command-Option-P-R before the gray screen appears.4) Hold these keys down until you hear the startup sound a total of 3 times.5) Release the keys.
Now let's check / repair the disk permissions :
1) Restart the machine.2) Before you have opened any programs, go to Applications / Utilities / Disk Utility.3) Run the "Repair Permissions" after selecting your Hard Drive from the list on the left.4) Shut down the computer.5) reopen iPhoto
If the problem persists Click on the Apple icon in the top left and choose software update.
Update iphoto to the latest version. Restart.
Let me know if this works
Ok, please try the second instruction and let me know the results.
Let me know if you need further assistance
No you don't need to update to el capitan, let me open your question to other experts.
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Since the normal rebuild procedure doesn't work, then you have to rebuild using a third party application named iPhoto Library Manager. Please do it and let me know the results.
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. BTW You said, something about your hard drive is about to trash. So I would recommend to back up all your important files ASAP to your external hard drive.
Let me know it goes
There should be rebuild library. Select your iPhoto Library in left column. Click on Library menu at top bar and does it show Rebuild Library ?
Hi, my name is ***** ***** Apple support professional.
I notice that your laptop tells you your drive is failing.
For this reason I would advise skipping any steps to try to repair iPhoto.
Instead, open Finder > Pictures, then drag and drop anything from there to the external hard drive and wait for it to finish.When your pictures have been transferred then you can move onto the next most important thing to save...
I think it's priority to just copy what you can while you can, and then take it for service.If you would like to ask anything about what I've said here, reply to me please. Thank you.