iPhoto Library question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kraftzwerg, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    Has anyone encountered this problem?

    I copied my iPhoto (Version 5) Library from my Powerbook to a new Intel Mac Mini, which sports iPhoto version 6. When I try to open it on the Mini, it says it must upgrade the Library for the new version of iPhoto. Fine, so I chose to upgrade. But then it examines the library and reports that there are some file preferences problems in the library (i.e. I wouldn't have read+write access to all files). I checked using the get info command of the Finder and everything was in order. I even ran a "chmod -R u+w u+r" command manually on the library from the terminal window and also used the disk utility to repair file permissions on the entire hard disk. That still didn't help - iPhoto on the Mini simply won't take my Library! Aaarrrrgggh!

    Please help if you can!
     
  2. theBB macrumors 68020

    theBB

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    Which files don't you have write access to? Can you check through the terminal using "find"?
     
  3. kraftzwerg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I finally found the culprit(s): out of the couple thousand files of the library, there were 8 hidden in one directory which had locks on their icons. I removed these locks using the "Get info" tab and now iPhoto managed to upgrade the library. Relief!!!

    Thanks for your reply!
     

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