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    iPhoto database update
    Hi,

    iPhoto did an automatic update to itself and now when I open it it tries to upgrade the database but it crashes. Anyone have this issue or know of how to fix it?

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    Launch iPhoto with the option and command keys held down. A menu of repair options will appear. Pick a few, see if that solves the problem (particular the last option), if that doesn't work try it again with the other options.

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    Hi chas_m,

    That didn't work. I tried several options, but the first thing it does is check for updates and that's where it hangs.

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    Uninstall iPhoto and reinstall it from your iLife or software restore disc. If that doesn't work, I'd call Apple.

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    chas_m,

    Would all my photos be deleted when I uninstall iPhoto or would that be saved?

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    Photos are kept in a separate folder called iPhoto Library and should not be affected by uninstalling/reinstalling iPhoto, but of course you would be wise to back up the iPhoto Library file (it's actually a package) or heck, the entire Pictures folder to be on the safe side. Just drag the entire folder onto an external drive, wait a while for it to copy everything over, then proceed.

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    That worked. Thanks

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