iphoto not recognizing copy/pasted library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by defletcher, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. defletcher macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Hi all,

    My iphoto is not recognizing my iphoto library, here are the details:

    In preparation for installing a larger HD into my MBP, I copy/pasted my iphoto library onto an external HD. Once the file was pasted, the file was called "Pictures" and the icon was a piece of paper with a bent upper right corner.

    Once I had my laptop back up and running again, I copy/pasted the library back onto the computer, where the icon and name were the same as on the external HD.

    Then I held the option key down while opening iphoto. When the window opens asking me to select the library, I navigate to either my pasted library on my new hard drive or the external hard drive and the file is greyed-out with iphoto not allowing me to select it.

    Can anyone tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it?


    mid 2009 MBP
    os 10.8.2
    2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

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