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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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