iPhoto freezes when updating thumbnails

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tobasco27, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. tobasco27 macrumors member

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    #1
    Lately, whenever I open iPhoto, it asks to update thumbnails, to which I normally select "later" - but then it starts the revolving wheel indicating that it's working on something behind the scenes. But it goes on forever. I've forced quit the application, and re-opened it only to have the issue happen again.

    I'm afraid of deleting the app and re-installing because I don't want to lose everything that I've already done/organized in iPhoto.

    Any ideas or suggestions on how to resolve? Thanks!
     
  2. deep diver macrumors 65816

    deep diver

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    #2
    I don't use iPhoto, but why not just update the thumbnails and see what happens?
     
  3. tobasco27 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    THAT's the problem. Once it asks me to update thumbnails, whether I agree or say "finish later", it goes into a never ending loop that freees iPhoto. I've let it "try" to update overnight and it's still going in the morning.
     

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