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    Default iPhoto "strange prompts"

    On this G4 I've been working on with 10.5.8 and iPhoto 09'...

    Every time you open the application iPhoto you get a prompt. It's always the same prompt saying that there are two photos that have been found in the iPhoto library that were not imported. With an option of yes or no as to import them. You must eventually say yes and when you do it creates a file that contains two locked UNIX files that the “get info” says are terminal applications. I have unlocked them, throw them away but each time it returns. After a while you have several files each containing two of these UNIX files.

    I cannot find them. I just want to get rid of them. If need be I can totally toss iPhoto and reinstall it. I have worked on this two or three times. Once a few months back but did not have much time to put into it. Then just recently and I can't find a solution. I don't believe the files are of anything needed.

    I can unlock and throw them away but every time you open iPhoto it says there are two files not imported!

    This is had me baffled. Look through the images below and if you have any comments or suggestions please post them. It is kind of a PIA and definitely not delay should work.

    Thanks a lot
    Randy

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    I remember that issue as being nothing important but yes a PITA. Don't remember a fix though

    It this G4 and iPhoto as updated as they can be? PRAM, NVRAM, permissions repaired etc? I assume you have tried these things already but maybe you forgot one or something.
    Damien,

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    I've done it all - seems so. Even found the damn files. It still pulls 2 in each time. Except... in one search I see a folder identified as: path:PREVIEW_IPHOTO_??? no user/xxxx/whatever/a file --> I can't find that folder but it appeared to have unix files once. I see where the kids must have tried installing .exe, intel, etc. and other non working items.

    It's maxed, tweaked and really works good. Before I tried a PRAM or NVRAM I wanted to make sure it don't mess with the Giga processor upgrade. I sort of remember something about that... anyone remember?

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    Reinstalling iLife won't help - right? Could it hurt anything?

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    Problem with iLife is that it converts the iPhoto database to an iLife version and you cannot take it back to a non iLife version. Just something to be aware of.

    Rick
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    Default Thanks guys

    Rick, I remember that now thanks. iPhoto got onto the computer via iLife 09' and I assuming that if I reinstall iLife ... it's not going to say "hey toss the Unix crap" ...

    Last night in bed I had two good thought I thunk...

    When I unlock and double click on the "Unix files" a terminal window opens I wonder if I can do anything from there? Get Info say to use terminal to open them. I have changed those to several apps... same thing. I could post a pic

    I might have it narrowed down to about 8 photos. Need to try that...

    Thoughts on the PRAM, NVRAM with the Giga. I am not pulling a processor. Everything is working fine. It's just a PITA and might stay that way.

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