Photo updating library hangs and stops at 18%

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Georgyboy, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Georgyboy macrumors newbie

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    Downloaded El Capitan. Opened Photos for 1st time and it went straight to Updating library but every time it gets to 18% complete it stops and freezes. I can't quit Photos and have to shut down iMac. Frustrating.
    Any ideas anyone?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Georgyboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does no-one else have a problem with Photos loading under El Capitan?
     
  3. Vader2 macrumors member

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    Mine gets to 90% and then hangs
     
  4. mhamper macrumors newbie

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    I have the same exact problem, photos hanging for days at 18% complete. I even restored from an old pre-upgrade version of photos library and still the same result.

    El Cap also crashes my home Netgear router whenenver I try to access any menu items from any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). Had another laptop running El Cap access my router with the same result. Then tried a Yosemite laptop to access a menu item on my router and it was totally fine.

    Looking forward to hearing solutions and explanations of what's happening with photos in El Capitan.
     
  5. mhamper macrumors newbie

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  6. mhamper macrumors newbie

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    It worked! Took a couple hours for a 530gb library, but photos is finally able to open after doing the alt-command repair method.
     

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