Re-downloading Iphoto update after restore of earlier version

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by alc2147, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. alc2147 macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded an updated version of IPhoto to my iMac, but when I tried to open iPhoto after the update, iPhoto froze. I restored the earlier version of iPhoto using my Time Machine thinking that I would run the update again.

    After the restore, I tried to open iPhoto, but I got a message saying it would only open if I downloaded the new update for iPhoto. However, when I went to the App Store, the "update" button was replaced with a button that says it was already downloaded--I do not see a way to re-download the update again. Is there a way to re-download the iPhoto update again to access iPhoto?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just go to your Applications folder and dump the iPhoto app in the trash then the App Store should let you redownload.
     
  3. alc2147 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But if I delete iPhoto, and re-download the program, then the new iPhoto will not have any of my pictures, correct?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I am talking about deleting the iPhoto app itself from the /Applications folder and that that would just delete the app and not your photos. By default your photos would be inside a package file called iPhoto Library in the ~/Pictures folder.

    Deleting the app itself won't delete the photos.
     

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