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Current version by: originalmachead ,

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''These are software problems and '''generally, as a matter of policy, we do not answer software issues''' this is a hardware repair forum...'' there are other forums for software.
 
I happen to know some things about Apple Software so I will give you some things to try. '''Have a complete current backup of all your data before starting.'''
 
'''First off you need a new version of iTunes.''' By upgrading iTunes it should be able to launch and repair/update/import your old iTunes library.
 
You should '''first throw out your iPhoto .plist file from User/Library/Preferences.'''.. depending on the version of OS X you are using Library may be easy or hard to find (on newer iterations of the software User/Library is hidden by default. '''While you're there toss out iMoveiMovie .plist too.'''
You should '''first throw out your iPhoto .plist file from User/Library/Preferences.'''.. depending on the version of OS X you are using Library may be easy or hard to find (on newer iterations of the software User/Library is hidden by default. '''While you're there toss out iMoveiMovie .plist too.'''
 
You can [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638|rebuild/repair the iPhoto library].'' Before performing a rebuild, you should install any iPhoto updates by using Software Update.''
 
'''To rebuild the iPhoto library:'''
 
# Quit iPhoto if it is open.
# '''Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard'''.
# Open iPhoto.
# '''Keep the keys held down until you see a dialog box.'''
# A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select the options you want to use '''(Check them all).'''
# Click Rebuild to begin the rebuild process. This may take a while depending on how large your image database is.
 
If deleting the iMovie .plist file does not fix iMovie try removing the movies from iMovie there may be a corrupt file somewhere
 
Also: Go to '''[https://discussions.apple.com/|Apple Discussions]''' under each application for more help. If you do not have an Apple ID and need one to post you can make one-they are free.
 
One other pointer '''if you do not have sufficient free (empty) space on your HD that could cause the crashing '''You need to keep ~20% of your total HD size left empty for VMEM and swap (temporary) files. ''(e.g. if you have a 256GB Drive you need 50GB empty)''.
 
''If this answer is acceptable '''please remember to return and mark it'''.''

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Original post by: originalmachead ,

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''These are software problems and '''generally, as a matter of policy, we do not answer software issues''' this is a hardware repair forum...'' there are other forums for software.

I happen to know some things about Apple Software so I will give you some things to try. '''Have a complete current backup of all your data before starting.'''

'''First off you need a new version of iTunes.'''  By upgrading iTunes it should be able to launch and repair/update/import your old iTunes library.

You should '''first throw out your iPhoto .plist file from User/Library/Preferences.'''.. depending on the version of OS X you are using Library may be easy or hard to find (on newer iterations of the software User/Library is hidden by default.  '''While you're there toss out iMove .plist too.'''

You can [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638|rebuild/repair the iPhoto library].'' Before performing a rebuild, you should install any iPhoto updates by using Software Update.''

'''To rebuild the iPhoto library:'''

# Quit iPhoto if it is open.
# '''Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard'''.
# Open iPhoto.
# '''Keep the keys held down until you see a dialog box.'''
# A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select the options you want to use '''(Check them all).'''
# Click Rebuild to begin the rebuild process. This may take a while depending on how large your image database is.

If deleting the iMovie .plist file does not fix iMovie try removing the movies from iMovie there may be a corrupt file somewhere

Also: Go to '''[https://discussions.apple.com/|Apple Discussions]''' under each application for more help.  If you do not have an Apple ID and need one to post you can make one-they are free.

One other pointer '''if you do not have sufficient free (empty) space on your HD that could cause the crashing '''You need to keep ~20% of your total HD size left empty for VMEM and swap (temporary) files.  ''(e.g. if you have a 256GB Drive you need 50GB empty)''.

''If this answer is acceptable '''please remember to return and mark it'''.''

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open