Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: iPhoto help?

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2011
    Posts
    5
    iPhoto help?
    I accidentally deleted iPhoto from my Macbook, so I just bought the new one from the app store.
    I tried to open it, but it won't load at all, or add any pictures.
    Help?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,844
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    What kind of errors are you getting if any, and what happens when you try to open it? When you downloaded it from the App store did it place an icon in your Dock?

    Also, when you say you accidentally deleted iPhoto from your MacBook, are you sure you deleted it and not just the icon on your Dock? In order to delete iPhoto, you would have had to open the Applications folder and delete it from there.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2011
    Posts
    5
    Yes, once I downloaded it, it immediately placed the icon on my dock. The problems are... well everything! When it opens, the white swirling loading sign just stays on there in the middle of the screen. I'm not able to add any photos to it or do anything at all. Plus, if I click on the "create" button or any of the buttons in the lower right corner, it shuts off and says it "quit unexpectedly".

    But yes, I definitely deleted it. It is no where to be found. I deleted it from the applications folder and accidentally emptied the trash.

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,844
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    It sounds like remnants of the old iPhoto that you deleted may still be present and possibly causing a conflict. What version did you delete? The iPhoto you downloaded from the App store is the latest from the iLife suite.

    iPhoto installs folders with files in other places besides the Applications folder but I would have thought the new copy you downloaded would overwrite what was already there. Maybe not?

    I was going to suggest deleting it again and download another copy from the App store but I'm not sure they won't charge you again.

  5. #5

    TrueTone911's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 30, 2011
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    73
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 13", 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 320GB HD, 4GB Ram, OSX 10.6.7
    rikkin, I apologize for the obvious question but...Is your system backed up at all? I'm guessing that would be the first thing you thought of but I had to ask.
    No hum, no buzz, no problem.

  6. #6

    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location
    Warrington, UK
    Posts
    2,059
    Specs:
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    I was going to suggest deleting it again and download another copy from the App store but I'm not sure they won't charge you again.
    If you've bought an App from the App Store, you can download it again free of charge.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2011
    Posts
    5
    I deleted iPhoto '09.
    Where would I possibly find the remnants of the old one? I've looked everywhere.

  8. #8

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,844
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by rikkin View Post
    I deleted iPhoto '09.
    Where would I possibly find the remnants of the old one? I've looked everywhere.
    Look here:

    MacIntosh HD/Library/Application Support/iPhoto/

    MacIntosh HD/Applications/iPhoto.app/

    MacIntosh HD/Library/Receipts/

    You can delete the entire folder of the first two, however, the Receipts folder only delete what pertains to iPhoto.

    Also search your user folder and delete any preference files pertaining to iPhoto. (plist files) You shouldn't have to delete the iPhoto library but as long as you have a backup of your photos, you can do that also.

  9. #9


    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2011
    Posts
    5
    Thank you! I deleted all iPhoto files. Now I'm going to re-download it from the app store.

  10. #10


    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2011
    Posts
    5
    I deleted all the remnants of the old iPhoto and re-downloaded it. No luck.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-20-2013, 03:44 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-16-2012, 07:52 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-14-2012, 07:22 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-16-2012, 01:59 PM
  5. iphoto 5 - reinstalled OS and need to import previous library and folders for iPhoto
    By misteratm in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-31-2009, 10:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •