When I open iPhoto it is not managing to load the pictures. It keeps trying to load the pictures but doesn't display anything, no warnings, nothing. I have iPhoto 4 with Panther on an iMac G5. I tried to reinstall it but nothing... Please help
Hey mkrishnan, what does this do? Does it open an app with the default preferences or something? I've never heard of this and it sounds pretty useful. Thanks.mkrishnan said:Try to start iPhoto while holding down Option and Shift (hold those keys and then click on it in the dock). If you have enough hard disk space, make a copy of the iPhoto library folder within ~/Pictures before you do this, just in case (but it should be safe).
I tried to find it on Apple's site for a clearer explanation, and I found it might possibly be Command-Option and not Option-Shift. It's one of the two. On mine, it is Option-Shift, but in the Apple support base article for iPhoto 5, it says Option-Command. If it works, you should get a requester asking you to rebuild your library, and then it's supposed to remake the XML and .data files for your library, based on the pictures that are actually in there. Typically these files corrupting are what cause issues like this.mad jew said:Hey mkrishnan, what does this do? Does it open an app with the default preferences or something? I've never heard of this and it sounds pretty useful. Thanks.
A couple of sites suggested that the way to do this in iTunes is to trash the library file, and then restart iTunes, but it seemed to get a lot less coverage, so I'm not sure.mad jew said:Thanks mkrishnan, that's really cool. Do you reckon it'll work for other apps like iTunes? I'm not really game to try with an 800MHz processor and about 9000 songs. Not that it's really needed anyway...