Lost photo problem

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  1. 3Pedals6Speeds macrumors member

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    Newest OS and iPhoto update now result in me getting this message

    "The iPhoto Library is locked, on a locked disk, or you do not have permission to make changes to it. iPhoto can try to repair the permissions." on both the desktop and laptop I performed updates upon. I did the updates days apart, and iPhoto worked on the 2nd machine, until I did the most recent iPhoto update, so I suspect it.

    Anyone know how to resolve this? Seen it recently?
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if this is your case, but this happens when you no longer are the "owner" of the iPhoto Library.

    Do a Cmd + I, sharing and permissions, check that you have both read & write permissions, then click the wheel : if you get "make (Me) the owner", click on it.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. 3Pedals6Speeds thread starter macrumors member

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    Do I need to do that in iPhoto? I ask because when I do it while on my browser, I get browser stuff. When I try it in iPhoto, nothing comes up because it is trying to do something, which it eventually kicks me out of. I never get a chance to Cmd + I with iPhoto open is what I'm trying to say.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    In the Finder, go to your "Pictures" folder.

    You should find there "iPhoto Library".

    Right click on it and "Get info", then look at the bottom of the window.

    Open the lock, select your username (Me), check you have both read & write permissions, click the wheel.

    If "Make me the owner" is greyed, you already are the owner.

    Otherwise, click on it.

    Then launch iPhoto.
     
  5. 3Pedals6Speeds thread starter macrumors member

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    Great, there is no folder named iPhoto Library
     
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  7. 3Pedals6Speeds thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried that. I have a bad idea I named it something else, and told iPhoto where it is, but now cannot get to the preferences (it shuts down) to see where that location is.
     
  8. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Search using the extension only :

    .photolibrary
     
  9. 3Pedals6Speeds thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing. How could both machines both have that get deleted by an update?

    Wondering if a visit to the Apple Store is in order, see if they can help?
     
  10. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think an update can delete an iPhoto Library.

    You can also search using : photo library (works for me).

    Don't search only via Spotlight, use the Finder search field too.
     
  11. Bruno09, Oct 29, 2013
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    I forgot to let you know that you can see where is located your iPhoto Library this way : launch iPhoto with Option key depressed.

    In the bottom of the window you will see the path :
    (in my case, I named my Library : Bibliothèque iPhoto Mavericks, admin is my user name)

    [​IMG]
     

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