iPhoto library chaos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Verschoren, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Verschoren macrumors regular

    Verschoren

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    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    #1
    1) if I fire up iPhoto it keeps telling me time after time that it has found 19 photos (recovered) in the library and asks me if I want to import them.

    I click yes, it's imported, but the next time, the same popup comes up.
    I click no, they don't get imported, but the enxt time the same popup comes up.

    2) if I want to clear the trashbin of iphoto (containes 133 pics, but without a thumbnail), iphoto closes down, without any warning.

    3) if I check the library within a Finder window: I see this chaos:
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    so...
    3 questions:
    1) any way to stop this?
    2) any way to put the trash out?
    3) is this chaos normal?

    Just for the record:
    I didn't manually replace or moved anything within the finder, and the errors started occuring after rearrangging, organising and keywording 5000 or so photos.

    Any help would be HOT!

    OW and yes, I did the comman-option rebuild library/thumbnail thing a few times already today. Doesn't solve the problem..
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    #2
    not sure what's going on here but the easiest thing i can think of is to move all your files somewhere else (create a backup, essentially), clear out the iPhoto Library folder (delete everything), and start over.
     
  3. Verschoren thread starter macrumors regular

    Verschoren

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    Antwerp, Belgium
    #3
    the import error is solved :)

    I just (temporary)moved the import folder (in the finder) to my desktop, and relaunched iphoto.

    Problem solved

    Now t's just the trashbinerror that needs solving
     
  4. Verschoren thread starter macrumors regular

    Verschoren

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    #5

    I did.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #6
    Ahh, sorry, missed that. :eek:

    What's in your 2005 folder? What happens if you drag that to the Desktop and reopen iPhoto? :)
     

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