extreme help needed concerning iphoto!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by retartedmonkey, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. retartedmonkey macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2009
    ok so i have my iphoto library on a external hard-drive and one day it magically locked itself so it cant read nor write but it CAN transfer.

    so i looked online and found that i would have to get yet another harddrive to save my iphoto library.

    so i went to the store and got another harddrive...
    so then im transferring it and its like taking a long time in the processing stage.

    then it tells me that the iphoto library is in use and therefore could not transfer.(again iphoto wont open the library in iphoto)

    so i retarted my computer and tried again and got the same results.....please help :(

    the locked external harddrive is a 500GB seagate freeagent formated for MAC OS EXTENDED

    the new one is a seagate 1TB expansion external desktop harddrive formated for MAC OS EXTENDED

    im trying to do this on a black macbook running SNOW LEOPARD

    ....is tht enough info to helps mah problem?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Your "problem" seems extremely unlikely. Can you take a screenshot of the error?

    It's not windows. OS X normally can copy files even if they are in use.

    Try repair permissions, verify disk.
  3. retartedmonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2009


    i tried that on the first one but it said repair/verify were both un fixable and asked for me to backup my drive and then re format it
  4. hana macrumors regular

    May 23, 2003
    Los Angeles
  5. retartedmonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2009
    no help, i verifyed the disk in diskutility and it failed at
    "Invalid Node Structure" w.e tht is....

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