However, some users are still experiencing a problem in which i Photo ’11 states that it is “Unable to Open this Library,” even after applying the i Photo 9.0.1 update then attempting to update their application and library to i Photo ’11.
So, it is key that you not use that drive, which may be a moot point here, several months after the fact.
If that means pulling and shelving the drive so you can maintain productivity while keeping open recovery as an option, then pull it.
Now that most Mac users have migrated their pictures from i Photo to Photos app in Mac OS X, when you’re absolutely certain that all the pictures have come through successfully you may decide to delete the old i Photo Library file on the Mac.
This is usually not necessary due to how Photos importation works with i Photo Library files, but some users with unique situations decide to do it anyway, typically if they are self managing picture files outside of the original library containers, or if they want to keep things tidy and ditch all remnants of i Photo.
Originally sold as part of the i Life suite of digital media management applications, i Photo can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos.
i Photo was announced at Macworld 2002, during which Steve Jobs (then-CEO of Apple) also announced that OS X would be installed standard on new Macs from then on, and revealed new i Mac and i Book models.Instead, Photos saves disk space by creating links to the original and preview versions of your images.When Finder reports the file size of your Photos library, it includes all your originals and previews.Removing the i Photo Library package can help to free up disk space in some situations (but not always, more on that in a moment) but before doing this you need to be absolutely 100% certain that your pictures, photos, and videos have successfully migrated over to the Photos app and stored in the new photos library, that you have a fresh backup made of your pictures, and that you actually need to delete the original i Photo Library package.This depends, but the answer is you and probably should not.Article ID = 138Article Title = Apple Photos for Mac Frequently Asked Questions FAQArticle Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)Article Created On = 7th July 2015Article Last Updated = 21st September 2016Article URL =