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  1. #1

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    Dec 27, 2009
    iPhoto issue: Upgrade iPhoto, can't use 'old' Library
    I have searched to see if this has been covered. I didn't find anything.

    We did an auto-update of iPhoto on our Mini Mac. After the upgrade was complete, it didn't find the library. We panicked and assumed that all was lost. So, we started the rebuild process.

    Long story short, after a bit of frustration, I located the Library that was used before the upgrade. However, when we use it to open iPhoto, it states the following: You have made changes to your photo library using a newer version of iPhoto. Please quit and use the latest version of iPhoto.

    For here, the only option is quit. As you can imagine, the old library is an effort of months and months. Is there anyway to use is as the default?

    Please. I hope that someone has figured this out and can share the wealth.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions!


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    Sep 23, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV USA
    iMac, and Macbook Pro
    I think the "changes" it is referring to is the "rebuild process" you started. It seems to think you are trying to run the older version of iPhoto. Are you? Check Software Update to see if you're missing an iPhoto update. If nothing else, you could complete that rebuild process. Then the current iPhoto should be able to use the Library.

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    Member Since
    Dec 27, 2009
    I am using the version that is installed, I guess. I am selecting iPhoto from the Apps folder.

    Good news: I was able to get iPhotos open with the old library.

    Bad news: When I go to import photos from the Pictures folder. When I do, I get the same error message. Now, it is grey out and I cannot select to open it...

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