iPhoto Has Detected Inconsistencies in Your Library

All I can say is – Thank God I backed up.

Today I decided to take the plunge and upgrade to iPhoto 11 because I wanted to be able to use PhotoStream.

I actually have Aperture for this exact purpose – but what I didn’t realize that Aperture would cause my Apple iMac to CRAWL speedwise – even with 4GB of RAM.

So my choices – drag the big 27 inch machine to the Apple Store and upgrade the RAM or take a chance on iPhoto 11.

Being the lazy, er, extremely busy person that I am – I opted for the upgrade.

And now I am really in a pickle.

Every time I try to launch iPhoto 11 I get the message “iPhoto has detected inconsistencies in your library” … “please click repair to avoid any potential problems.”

Ha Ha – the joke is on me.

When I click repair – it goes through the process, and then about 30 seconds later – the program crashes.

Over and over and over again.

Yep, iPhoto becomes basically unusable. If this isn’t a “potential problem” then I don’t know what is!

Anyhow – I searched about the net – and the best advice so far is to relaunch iPhoto 11 while holding down the command and option keys. Then selecting “rebuild library from back up”. I also checked repair iPhoto Library permissions for good measure.

Well, let’s just say that I relaunched the app and (fingers crossed) it has been longer than 30 seconds with no crashing.

I will keep you updated if this status changes.

I have yet to try the best trick that I have up my sleeve – which is to reboot the computer.

One step at a time – that is a motto to live by!

Has anyone received this same error message about inconsistencies in the iPhoto  library? If so, please comment and let us know how you solved the problem.

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  1. i am having the same problem, what is the cause of this???