Cant open your current photo library (iPhoto error)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by The.316, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2010
    I recently replaced my optical drive with an SSD drive, and when I try to point my iphoto to its location on my iMacs original HD, Im getting an error that says "You cant open your current photo library using this version of iPhoto." Everything is up to date, but I cant seem to get my new iphoto app to read from the original one, which kinda sucks, since I have over 8000 photos in it. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Iphoto should be able to open (and covert) older versions of iPhoto libraries. Are you sure that you have the latest version of iPhoto on your newly created Mac? It sounds like the version is older than the one that created your library.

  3. The.316, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013

    thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2010
    Edit: Stupid me, I thought all the updates were finished, but I guess not. I was still running 9.1 on the SSD, and as soon as I checked for updates, there was a 9.4.2 update for my iphoto. Hopefully that works.

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