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Chapter 9. Troubleshooting > Flaky Behavior or Crashes

Flaky Behavior or Crashes

Sometimes iPhoto just acts strangely, and I've come up with a few ways of dealing with weird behavior:

  • Quit iPhoto and relaunch it.

  • Log out by choosing Log Out from the Apple menu ().

  • Restart your Mac by choosing Restart from the Apple menu.

  • Quit iPhoto. From the Preferences folder inside your user's Library folder, drag the file com.apple.iPhoto.plist to the Desktop and launch iPhoto again.

  • Quit iPhoto. From the iPhoto Library folder, drag the files Thumb32.data, Thumb64.data, ThumbJPG.data, and AlbumData.xml to the Desktop and launch iPhoto again.

  • Run Disk Utility and use the buttons in the First Aid tab to verify and repair both permissions and the disk.

  • Reinstall a fresh copy of iPhoto, deleting the old one first.

  • If you believe your Photo Library is corrupted or damaged, you can force iPhoto to rebuild it by holding down while launching iPhoto.

  • Try exporting all your photos manually, creating a new iPhoto Library folder, and reimporting your photos.

  • Moving or deleting the Library.iPhoto or Dir.data files will corrupt your iPhoto Library. Don't do it.

  • I strongly encourage you to report problems you have to Apple by choosing Provide iPhoto Feedback from the iPhoto menu and then filling in Apple s Web-based feedback form.


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