iphoto not recognizing copy/pasted library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by defletcher, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jan 28, 2013
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    Hi all,

    My iphoto is not recognizing my iphoto library, here are the details:

    In preparation for installing a larger HD into my MBP, I copy/pasted my iphoto library onto an external HD. Once the file was pasted, the file was called "Pictures" and the icon was a piece of paper with a bent upper right corner.

    Once I had my laptop back up and running again, I copy/pasted the library back onto the computer, where the icon and name were the same as on the external HD.

    Then I held the option key down while opening iphoto. When the window opens asking me to select the library, I navigate to either my pasted library on my new hard drive or the external hard drive and the file is greyed-out with iphoto not allowing me to select it.

    Can anyone tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it?

    Thanks

    david
    mid 2009 MBP
    os 10.8.2
    2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
     

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