1-why did we drag the originals folder to the desktop first before dragging to iphoto icon? and should i now drag it back into the pictures folder?
All your imported photos are saved on Originals folder...we dragged to desktop to make it easy for you. You can now trash the originals folder from Desktop (make a backup to external drive frist)
and no need to drag it back to Pictures folder.2-what should i do with the first iphoto library which was blank but had the list of albums on the left? what if i dragged the originals folder into that wouldn't I then get the library and the albums?
We can try to rebuild that Library, a rebuild may fix it. But if anything goes wrong in rebuild process, you'll lose all your Pictures. So thats why we backed up the Originals folder in a new library. I think you wouldn't get your albums back, because the problem is with the library and not with Originals folder.3-should i rename the new iphoto library which is currently called iphoto library-2 (that is remove the first one which had a problem and rename the new one) or will that mess things up?
You can rename it, it won't mess things up. Once you rename it, you have to choose in iPhoto by holding down the Option key while opening iPhoto.
4. Well, i don't have an answer for Question 4, because i don't what it is...Sorry.
So now, we can rebuild your first library. Open iPhoto while holding down the Option
key. When you get the Library manager window, select "Choose Library" and select your old iPhoto Library (Library 1) in Pictures folder. You'll get the corrupted library, now close iPhoto and rebuild it.Rebuild iPhoto Library
- Quit iPhoto if it is open.
- Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
- 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 to begin the rebuild process. This may take a while to complete.
Please let me know how it goes...