How do I repair a damaged application (iPhoto)?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Argelius, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I'm a Mac Newbie(TM)

    I'm not sure what I did (or didn't do), but when I attempt to launch the iPhoto application, I get the error message: "You cannot open the applic ation iPhoto because it may be damaged or incomplete."

    How do I restore/repair iPhoto?

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Well, for that specific error, try re-installing it from the install DVD. The way Macs arrange data, this should not have any effect on your library or even your preferences. It's rare, actually, that what you're describing happens -- I have never heard of it before this. If re-installing it doesn't work, you will probably also need to trash some preference files. But in this case, I'd try re-install first.
  3. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    repair permissions yet?

    who knows, may fix it

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