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Thread: Technical help for iLife 11 from the apple geeks please

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    hmm just loaded up the updates and 2 problems 1 of which I have mailed apple about the other I simply can not resolve and I need the help of our resident geeks

    loaded up the update fine

    opened iphoto and it started rebuilding the library

    wandered off to get a drink

    Thomas ( very excited about iMovie) opens imovie

    Imovie tried to download movies from iphoto , but that database was being rebuilt and after a short bit of bar hung

    iPhoto completes and opens and works fine

    force quit iMovie and reopen and it says - checking Iphoto - no loading bar just the spinning beachball of death - nada every time - no way to get it to rebuild its database and imovie hangs

    log in under the boy - open iphoto then imovie and it all works fine , as it does for all the other accounts

    Now i presume it has a corrupted database or something but I cannot see a way to clear it and start again - any ideas??

    At the moment I have less than I had before I upgraded grr


    Oh and the other thing? iPhoto used to let you save your adjustments to a photo and 'paste' them onto the next photo in the set so you could in effect batch process your images - this has been removed in this upgrade, sounds petty but I used this an awful lot and there is no way to go back as far as I can see

    So any ideas????

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    You might try this:

    In your ~/Library/Preferences directory (~ means your user id), delete:
    1. com.apple.iMovieApp.plist
    2. com.apple.iMovie.LSSharedFileList.plist
    3. com.apple.iMovie.plist


    Then relaunch iMovie and see what happens. If that doesn't do it, I'd delete those same files, then re-install iMovie.

    Best ideas I've got at the moment.

    Tom (... sigh...)

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    after i loaded the software.....and when i went to open iphoto nothing would happen then i did software update it restarted then everything worked absolutely fine
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Thanks Tom will try. Yep Tracey the update was mandatory

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    Hmm those files don't exist trying a re install

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    OK i removed imovie from applications, reinstalled and now iPhoto has a slash through it and it says it is corrupted and has some items missing

    I am seriously panicing now , couldn't stand to lose all our photos,

    this is not turning into a good upgrade at all

    any ideas how I now fix IPhoto?

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    OK a reinstall of iphoto has worked but despite a reinstall and moving the now present files above to the trash, iMovie is not working at all

    We have quite a few small videos in our iphoto library taken on the camera and I'm not that keenon moving them tbh as they area ll part of that 'event'

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    Ok. Here's a page with a little more information than the files I mentioned. You may want to go through their instructions as they include removing the caches.

    Hope this helps!

    Tom (... )

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    Thanks Tom , but after all that I still get the spinning beachball and no noise from the hard drive.

    :(

    Gutted , was working fine before the upgrade, genuinely wish I hadn't bothered , was going to make a nice shiny vid of the kids baby videos

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    chris if at first you dont succeed try and try again

    if all esle fails

    take it into apple

    i honestly had no problems whatsoever
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