Stupid iPhoto update can't see library anymore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zeke, May 17, 2005.

  1. Zeke macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    Greenville, SC
    iPhoto can no longer see the library (pictures are still there nested in hundreds of folders) and I was wondering if anyone's found an easy way to get the photos back in without having to go through and select every file. I was thinking of doing something with automator but I haven't figured out any way to do it yet (after a few minutes, no pro with that app yet).

    Thanks for any help.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    When you run iPhoto, it loads up and there's an empty library, right? If so, go in your Pictures folder, and look for the *empty* library. It should be there in the top level alongside your still full one. Delete it while iPhoto is closed. When iPhoto re-opens, then it should prompt you to give it the location of your library, and all should be well. If it *isn't* there, then I think you have try a library rebuild, which will preserve everything except your roll information. :(

    See here for that, and also option #3 if even that fails:

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