Photos wants to repair library very often

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by laasehn, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. laasehn macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2012

    I’m runnng Photos on my iMac with El Capitain, and have come across an issue.

    Quite often when I open Photos it tells me that it needs to repair the library, which I accept. After some minutes it then starts up and works as intended – however some of the photos from the Photostream might not be in the right order.

    Further it seesm to mess up some files as it then need to transfer all pictures again to the iCloud-Photolibrary.

    I have the original placed at this Mac and have Photostream activated. – I have around 9000 pictures.

    What can I do to get rid of this returning issue?
  2. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    I don't use Photos myself but some of my clients had similar problems.

    Problem turn out to be corrupt filesystem. I am not saying its the case for you but its worth it to test your drive with Disk Utility. Keep in mind it can't find or fix all problems and you might need other software in that case. (Diskwarrior and Techtool Pro are some examples.)
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009

    Try this:
    1. Boot from the recovery partition
    2. Run Disk Utility from the RP, and choose to "Repair" your main drive ...

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