iPhoto help- i can't import anything

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by USCtrojan08, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. USCtrojan08 macrumors newbie

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    I just tried to import a picture into iPhoto by dragging it from my download folder into the iPhoto window and i keep getting an "unreadable files, can't import" error. I have verified disk and ran permission repair a few times. I have also searched apple support documentation and nothing seems to fix this problem.

    Any help would be appreciated... thanks
     

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  2. pit29 macrumors 6502a

    pit29

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    Not sure, but maybe you cannot drop it into "Last import"... Do you also get that error when you drop it to the main library?
     
  3. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Did you try 'Add To Library' from the iPhoto file menu? Find your download folder and it should be in there.
     
  4. USCtrojan08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, i tried "add to library" and also dragging the photo into a different location. I cant import any photo.
     
  5. USCtrojan08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Fixed It!!!

    Okay.... This was a very frustrating problem and there was little to no help on various forums or apple support documentation. I found one post that suggested to use iPhoto Library Manager.app to rebuild the library. I rebuilt the library and while trying to figure out the key board command to switch libraries (option+open iphoto) i held option+apple and opened iphoto. A different menu came up and I selected "Examine and repair iPhoto Library file permissions" (last option) and it fixed everything...
     

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