iphoto library unable to download

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by khunxhor, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. khunxhor macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2007
    los angeles
    I recently reinstalled leopard, then updated to snow leopard on my macbook.

    I saved my iphoto library on an external hard drive and am now experiencing problems putting my pictures back into iphoto.

    First, I just dragged the iphoto library icon from my ext hard drive to iphoto. The photos were downloaded but there were a lot of double copies, pictures upside down, and events split incorrectly. So I googled and did some searching and found following discussion on apple.com.

    Someone had answered to copy/paste iphoto icon onto the desktop, and then drag and drop the folders into iphoto (with the autosplit events disabled). THis would preserve my current events organization, etc.

    When I attempted to copy iphoto library onto my desktop, I received the following error message:

    The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “iPhoto Library” can’t be read or written.
    (Error code -36)

    Then, I tried to just open whatever was in that folder that appeared on my desktop and received another error message on iphoto.

    Please give me any advice you have. I am just nervous about losing all of my photos.

    THanks you in advance.
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    Did you do it this way: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1229 Should work just right. Or, you could just leave the library on the external and use it from there. Would free up more space on your internal drive.

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