I had to reinstall Sierra from Time Machine and now I cannot open Photos app

Jamesmid

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Sep 23, 2018
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I had to reinstall Sierra 10.12.6 from Time Machine and now I cannot open Photos app. Holding down option+command keys while opening does nothing.
 

Jamesmid

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Sep 23, 2018
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The message was "Photos cannot be opened because of a problem".

Does this help?

Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PhotoLibraryPrivate.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/UXKit.framework/Versions/A/UXKit
Referenced from: /Applications/Photos.app/Contents/MacOS/Photos
Reason: no suitable image found. Did find:
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PhotoLibraryPrivate.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/UXKit.framework/Versions/A/UXKit: open() failed with errno=5
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Looks to me like some essential component necessary to make Photos launch was somehow excluded from the TM backup?

It's more work, but I'd suggest that you consider:
1. boot to the recovery partition
2. do an OS re-install from there (yes, another install)
3. see what happens.
 

Jamesmid

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Sep 23, 2018
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OK, I need more info on how to to this.

1. How do I do this?
2. Is the re-install from Time Machine?
3. I understand.
 

lojeda

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Oct 5, 2018
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When ever I run into problems opening an Application that I know worked in the past is this...
I open the installer app "Install macOS Sierra" in Pacifist and just select and reinstall the app with the problem.
For me this has always worked to solve the error.

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I've just created an account just to say thanks for this post, my iPhone was not recognized by iTunes but others did, and if I connected to another computer it was recognized with no problem, I wiped it, I reinstalled High Sierra and a lot many things but this software "Pacifist" did the trick, luckily I had a flash drive with the OS (since it is no longer available as a purchase in the AppStore) ran the installation on iTunes and the problem was solved.
 

jbarley

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I've just created an account just to say thanks for this post, my iPhone was not recognized by iTunes but others did, and if I connected to another computer it was recognized with no problem, I wiped it, I reinstalled High Sierra and a lot many things but this software "Pacifist" did the trick, luckily I had a flash drive with the OS (since it is no longer available as a purchase in the AppStore) ran the installation on iTunes and the problem was solved.
Glad it worked out for you, using Pacifist was a trick I picked up some time back on MacRumors.:)
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