Mac users have got a fantastic application to manage their photos that is called iPhoto. By using this application you can edit and share the images that you have imported from different devices. The imported images are saved in the iPhoto library which is actually a folder associated with the iphoto application. There can be different folders in which related photos are saved categorized by places and faces. Some times the iphoto application can give error while accessing the iPhoto library. There can be several reasons for it like the application was not closed properly on previous occasion, corruption in system files of iPhoto etc. Lets have a look at some errors and their specific reasons.
Two copies of iPhoto are trying to access the same library
This error generally shows up when you are trying to access the iPhoto library which is already being accessed by any other device or user like over the network on another machine or hard drive or another application. You can try to restart the application and make sure that the library is being accessed by you only.
You do not have sufficient permissions to open the library
iPhoto application needs that the user has the permission to read and write to the iPhoto library in order to open it. If any of the permission is changed either accidentally by you or by system then you will not be able to access it. You may try certain step to troubleshoot this iPhoto error
- If the iPhoto library is saved as read only then try to copy it to other location and then import it back as a new library by using “Add Library”.
- If you are not having the permission because it is being accessed on some other machine or network and the permission settings were changed by it. Then you should detach the network or the application that is accessing the iPhoto library and restart the iPhoto on the system.
- You can also try to rebuild the iphoto library.
When these iPhoto error are not fixed by given method then you will have to reinstall the application. In this process all the stored pictures will get deleted and you must be wanting to get them back. The best way to restore them by using any back up but it is not necessary that it will always be helpful. In such cases you can use iPhoto recovery software. It is capable of performing a deep scan and of you system and will find out any deleted or corrupted pictures regardless og their file format. The software has very interactive user interface that will guide you through different steps of recovery. Just download the software and use to recover lost photos after fixing the iPhoto errors.
iPhoto Recovery Software for Restoring iPhoto Library
Step 1 : Install and run iPhoto recovery software after you have fixed iPhoto error.
Step 2 : Select the disk volume where the iphoto library was saved.
Step 3 : Select the types of image file which you want to recover.
Step 4: Start scanning of the selected drive.
Step 5 : After the scanning choose the location where the recovered iphoto library images will be stored.