iPhoto 9.4.2 Update crashes the app

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by rikscha, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I am running Mountain Lion and iPhoto on my 2010 iMac. I have recently upgraded to ML from Lion and ever since, I cannot upgrade iPhoto to 9.4.2

    I had been running iPhoto 9.3.2 on Lion and I can run iPhoto on my Mac on this version with no probs.

    I can install the update to 9.4.2 but whenever I start the app afterwards, it crashes on startup. I cannot do anything basically. Once I click the app icon, it crashes immediately. I tried reinstalling it a couple of times, created a new library etc. When I upgraded to ML, I did a clean install and just copied my files over from my time machine backup.

    Is there anything else I can do before reinstalling the whole system again?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #2
    Try deleting:

    /Users/Your name/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPhoto.plist

    AND

    Empty

    /Users/Your name/Library/Caches
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    iPhoto could now create a new library but is saying that there are inconsistencies in the library and I cannot click the repair button. It crashes again on startup.
    What I mean with crashing is that it loads indefinitely.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #4
    What about trying to repair before you update.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I tried everything, even using an empty newly created library, nothing worked.

    I reinstalled ML today and now it is working. I was spending way too much time finding a solution.

    Thanks again for the help!
     

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