Member Since: Dec 02, 2008
12-02-2008, 12:33 PM
I have the EXACT same issue, even the number of unreadable files is the same, 50.
very annoying to go through this every time i open iphoto.
i had some duplicate files of all my images in other folders - i did not want to do this, but i deleted all of them. still no help, i get the unreadable 50 every time.
any help with this would be much appreciated.
next step would be to backup and delete every photo on my imac, which would be a major pain to do with some 3000+ images.
update - further googling found a thread on MacRumors forums with a post by Rontheancient with a fix that worked like a charm for me.
I have the exact same problem and just found a solution:
Go to the Pictures folder in your home folder.
Right-click (or Control-Click) "iPhoto Library" and choose "Show Package Contents".
Move whatever is inside the "Import" folder to another place on your Mac, probably your desktop for easy access.
These photos (assuming you want to keep them), are locked and you will need to unlock them via Get Info. Then if you want them in your library, reimport them in. If you dont want them, just Secure Empty Trash it.
here's the link
iPhoto error Message Everytime I open! - Mac Forums
thanks very much rontheancient