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Discussion in 'macOS' started by rwoolsey, Feb 2, 2009.
What does it mean when my MB tells me my iPhoto Library volume is not found?
Do you keep it on an external that isn't currently connected?
Don't think so. I recently ran Time Machine. Could that have caused the problem?
No, it shouldn't.
What it means is that iPhoto cannot find the library file, which should be in the Pictures folder of your home folder.
Yes, my iPhoto library still resides inside my Pictures folder, but when I double-click to open, the same prompt appears... "iPhoto quit unexpectedly"
Oops, wrong thread, rebuild the library ... see below for details.
Come again? Even telling the alias to look in a different direction seems pointless.
Maybe an iLife reboot?
To rebuild the iPhoto library:
Quit iPhoto if it is open.
Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
Keep the keys held down until you are prompted to rebuild the library.
A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select the options you want to use.
Click Rebuild to begin the rebuild process. This may take a few minutes to complete.
No dice. Doesn't even give me the option to repair.
Try holding just option on start of iPhoto, and choose your library from wherever you keep it.
None of the above appears to be working. Still bothered by the same prompt.
I'm fresh out of ideas, maybe someone smarter will come along and solve it for you.
Thanks for your help. I appreciate you trying to help.
Photos in iPhoto are located in "Pictures>iPhoto Library.
Right click on the library and select "show contents"
They should be there. If not do a search for all images and note the location.
In Finder, when I click on iPhoto Library I am prompted... "volume not found."
I see my photos by doing this...
-then right-click to 'show package contents'
Any ideas why I cannot open them in iPhoto?
It sounds like it is time to delete and then re-install iPhoto '09...
Unfortunately, a reinstall of iPhoto might be in order, but don't delete the library.
I concur. Back up the "original" photos to your desktop. Reinstall iPhoto. Make sure it's up to date.
Open the app then close it.
Copy the "originals" folder on your desktop to the location it was previous in before the re-install.