iPhoto Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by UncleheFTy, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Good morrow all,

    I have an infuriating problem with iPhoto - probably something I have done but when I try to load it this message comes up:
    "Your photo library is either in use by another application or has become unreadable."

    It then tells me to shut down and restart - no success
    To rebuild the library - no success
    Reopen while pressing Option + Command - didn't work
    Restore from a back up - not possible as this isn't backed up but I have an old library that hasn't been updated since July

    Can anyone out there tell me if there is a way to restore my latest library - held on a standalone hard drive, perhaps using Disk Utility, or some other. Any help grateful;;y received.

    Uncle H
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Odd - just got the same problem with my iPhoto library, be interested to know the quickest way to solve it. If I find out will post back...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    I looked for a programme called iphotolibrarymanager on giggle, it helps you to rebuild the library, but adds a second copy so could be a tad intensive, memory wise. Since then its worked fine.
    Uncle H
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    #4
    Excellent, worked a treat - thanks for posting back on that :)
     

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