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I can see my iPhoto...
I can see my iPhoto thumbnails of images, but when I click on the thumbnail to view the file, I see a black screen with a Gray Triangle Exclamation Point. If I try to export the file, I get a message that says it cannot find the original file. My iPhoto Library shows its full 14 Gb size, but I can't seem to access the... Read full answer
I can see my iPhoto thumbnails of images, but when I click on the thumbnail to view the file, I see a black screen with a Gray Triangle Exclamation Point. If I try to export the file, I get a message that says it cannot find the original file. My iPhoto Library shows its full 14 Gb size, but I can't seem to access the original image files. Any ideas? Thx!
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If none of the prior options worked, you should next try rebuilding your iPhoto Library with the “iPhoto Library Manager“ available from here:

http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/

You shouldn’t need to buy it, just use the trial version.

1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library.
3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go up to the menu bar at the top of the screen and choose the Library > Rebuild Library menu option
4. In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
5. Click on the Create button.

Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

More help on using this utility can be found here:
http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/Help/rebuilding%20a%20corrupted%20iphoto%20library.html

John
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