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

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Jamesmid, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Jamesmid macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    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.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
  3. Jamesmid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #3
    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
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #4
    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.
     
  5. Jamesmid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #5
    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.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040

    jbarley

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #7
    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.

    Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 3.34.58 PM.png
     
  7. lojeda macrumors newbie

    lojeda

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2018
    #8
    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.
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68040

    jbarley

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #9
    Glad it worked out for you, using Pacifist was a trick I picked up some time back on MacRumors.:)
    Welcome to the forum.
     

Share This Page

8 September 23, 2018