Problem with iPhoto upgrade

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  1. Fidel

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    Hello folks,

    I was in the process of updating my library from iPhoto 5 to iPhoto 6 and the problem I encountered was that iPhoto 6 could not use my existing library. The alert message that popped up told me that I had to verify that all the contents of the iPhoto library folder are readable and writable. I had to click on "Get Info" and check that the "Ownership and Permissions" tab said this.

    I have over 600 photos and quite a number of folders. Is there an easier way to do this aside from clicking on every single file? :slanted:
     
  2. PatrickGaerlan

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    You should be able to Get Info on the parent folder (iPhoto Library), set the ownership & permissions the way you want it to be, then click the button on the bottom that says "Apply to enclosed items".
     
  3. Fidel

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    Ok, thanks Patrick. I'll try it later.
     
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    Hello Patrick, I tried what you suggested and I do not have the option to choose. I have attached a screenshot of the "Get Info" box.

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    Hmmm, couild it be that you don't see the other options because it's on an external HD? What do you get when you Get Info on a folder in your internal HD?

    This is what I get:


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  6. Fidel

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    Yup, I get that when I use the external HD. Hmm, so what does this mean? I can't use an external HD?
     
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    have you tried the option+launch trick? You can move your library anywhere (I have iPhoto Libraries everywhere). Just hold down the option key while launching iPhoto. You'll be given the option to Create or Choose a library. That library can be located anywhere, even external drives.

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    use the Choose option and point to your existing library and see if that fixes things.
     
  8. PatrickGaerlan

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    Dang, I keep forgetting that trick, I'm so accustomed to using iPhoto Buddy when I switch between my iPhoto libraries.
     
  9. Fidel

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    Elbert, I tried your suggestion but it lead me again to the same problem. I remember bookmarking a thread where you talked about the same thing; I looked it up and saw "iPhoto library manager". I browsed through my apps and found that I had downloaded it before.

    Patrick, I have iPhoto Libary Manager so I tinkered with it and discovered this:

    iPhoto Library Manager allows one to change the permissions (read and write etc.) of your iPhoto library and I did so; I think I have isolated the root of my problem to 4 files. I tried deleting them manually but they were locked. Any suggestions?

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    When you do a Get Info on one of the problematic files, what does it look like?
     
  11. Fidel

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    Here's a screenshot:

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    Hmm! I studied the Get Info box and I unchecked "locked". IT WORKED! My iPhoto is back to normal.

    Thank you very much Patrick and Elbert for your help and patience! :)
     
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