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

    Argelius

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    #1
    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #2
    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

    eva01

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    Gah! Plymouth
    #3
    repair permissions yet?

    who knows, may fix it
     

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