iPhoto '09 Issue

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  1. rwoolsey macrumors member

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    What does it mean when my MB tells me my iPhoto Library volume is not found?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do you keep it on an external that isn't currently connected?
     
  3. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't think so. I recently ran Time Machine. Could that have caused the problem?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    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.
     
  5. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, my iPhoto library still resides inside my Pictures folder, but when I double-click to open, the same prompt appears... "iPhoto quit unexpectedly"
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Oops, wrong thread, rebuild the library ... see below for details.
     
  7. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    Come again? Even telling the alias to look in a different direction seems pointless.

    Maybe an iLife reboot?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    To rebuild the iPhoto library:

    Quit iPhoto if it is open.
    Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
    Open iPhoto.
    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.
     
  9. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    No dice. Doesn't even give me the option to repair.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Try holding just option on start of iPhoto, and choose your library from wherever you keep it.
     
  11. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    None of the above appears to be working. Still bothered by the same prompt.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm fresh out of ideas, maybe someone smarter will come along and solve it for you.
     
  13. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahhh!
     

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  14. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help. I appreciate you trying to help.
     
  15. Peace macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  16. rwoolsey thread starter macrumors member

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    In Finder, when I click on iPhoto Library I am prompted... "volume not found."
    I see my photos by doing this...
    Finder
    Pictures
    iPhoto Library
    -then right-click to 'show package contents'
    Originals

    Any ideas why I cannot open them in iPhoto?
     
  17. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like it is time to delete and then re-install iPhoto '09...

    S-
     
  18. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Unfortunately, a reinstall of iPhoto might be in order, but don't delete the library.
     
  19. Peace macrumors P6

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    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.
     

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