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  1. OK Now PHOTOS will at least open. But I want it show me all the photos on my iPhone and it doesn’t.

    Went to prefrences/ iCloud / photos and when i try to check the box in front of PHOTOS it does nothing and will not check.

    Any suggestions?


  2. I have al of my everything (including photos) on an external RAID and can open photos just fine. however, when attempting to sync photos to an iPad or iPhone, I get the error

    “Photos cannot find the iPhone “Name of phone” because your Photos library could not be found. Open Photos to create or update your Photos library.”

    I open Photos as normal and everything works just fine. Similar issue is when restarting or booting up with photos previously being opened, Photos pops an error saying

    ” Photos cannot find the system photo library names “Name.photoslibrary” You can open another library and set it as the system photo library in Preferences. So I close the app and open it again and it connects to the RAID just fine.

    Any thoughts on a fix?


  3. I am hoping someone out there reading this can help me. I’ve spent countless hours at the screen I’m to the point of pulling my hair out.

    iMac photos help

    I was trying to move my photos to a external drive i opened the photos app then clicked on the Finder, from there was a window that said Choose Library. It said to choose which one in the list so I clicked on the only one on it. Instead of dragging the “photos library” to the external hardrive I dragged it to the desktop because I was going to make a folder to put them in than copy that to the external hardrive. So now when I try to drag the one that’s on the desktop it won’t go in the external hardrive a grey circle with a slash pops up on it when I try too. So when I go back and do the processe all over again the choose your library comes up it shows the file that’s on the desktop it will not do anything, Ive tried restoring it but on that window the restore option is grayed out I tried time machine when the window opens to choose library there’s nothing there. I’ve tried the time machine and also the image repair tool. Is there something I can do to fix this please…….thank you

  4. A few questions arise that would be helpful in understanding the underlying machinery:

    1. Any connection between the User folder called “Pictures” and the app called “Photos”?
    (I’m assuming there isn’t.)

    2. Is “Photos” storing its library in iCloud? Is it resident on the Mac? Both? Can access issues be caused by not being logged in to iCloud?

    3. How are photos synced between the subject Mac, iCloud, other connected computers on the iCloud account, and iPhones connected on the iCloud account? If a phone or computer logs out of iCloud, do its photos become inaccessible by other devices on the account? Are photos in the “Photos” Library even marked as to which device added a photo?

    Thanks in advance!

  5. Thanks. The tricks worked on the iMac, but none of them on the MacBook Air. I was able to open the library in safe mode, but not in regular mode. I don’t really need it on that device, anyhow. The library it found when it came up was not the same as the iMac. It was missing all of the most recent photos.

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