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  1. tyler_zyco's Avatar

    I deleted iPhoto when I first got my Macbook Pro. However, now with an iPhone 4S and iCloud photos, I would love it back!

    I bought my Macbook from BestBuy with Lion already installed, as well as iPhoto.
    But now when I go to the App Store, a weird "ACCEPT" button shows up instead of letting me repurchase it. When I click the button, it says iPhoto's updates are handled in the Software Updater (screenshot attached).

    Since it is a Lion Macbook from the beginning, there was no Installer DVD for it's OS, since everything is handled in the new Lion "Recovery Utilities" system (which didn't help re-install iPhoto... I held down Command-R on startup, then re-installed my whole Lion OS, but iPhoto was still absent.)

    So does anybody have any other ideas on how I can get iPhoto back on my system? I would really like it back :/
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by tyler_zyco; 11-22-2011 at 03:23 AM.
    11-22-2011 03:19 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Try going to the Mac App store and redownloading it.
    11-22-2011 07:26 AM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    What happens when you run Software Update?
    11-22-2011 08:16 AM
  4. tyler_zyco's Avatar
    When I go to the App Store, it gives me the option to "ACCEPT" but when I do, it says further updates are handled by the Software Update..

    When I try Software Update, there is no iPhoto update or anything available.
    11-22-2011 03:44 PM
  5. Bias X's Avatar
    "With your computer you should have 2 installation discs.
    Disc 1 is the operating system (snow leopard & associated programs).
    Disc 2 is the iLife suite of programs including iPhoto.
    Just run disc 2 and select to re-install iPhoto."

    Found it on yahoo answers
    If you don't have this disc (disk? whats the difference?) the only other way i have found to get it back is to call apple support.
    Last edited by Bias X; 11-24-2011 at 01:25 AM.
    11-24-2011 01:23 AM
  6. tyler_zyco's Avatar
    Thanks, but no lion does not come with a disk. Apple support told me that best buy may have installed lion on the macs and then removed the snow leopard disks..
    11-24-2011 12:05 PM
  7. Bias X's Avatar
    Hmm I'd talk to best buy or apple again.
    Apple must have a way of getting it back on.
    11-25-2011 09:40 AM
  8. tyler_zyco's Avatar
    In a couple days I am calling apple again do I will update with what happens.
    11-26-2011 01:15 AM
  9. joanthansblog's Avatar
    you could try holding 'option' when you click on the 'iphoto' name in app store, then hold option and click on install, that usually forces apps to download again

    or you could try this in terminal

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

    (from How can I reinstall an application that the Mac App Store thinks is installed already? - Apple - Stack Exchange )

    then launch app store and download it again
    Last edited by joanthansblog; 11-26-2011 at 12:32 PM.
    11-26-2011 12:30 PM
  10. tyler_zyco's Avatar
    I appreciate your help, however:

    Idea #1 has the error message "App adoption is not supported in this version" on the app store window

    Idea #2 I ran the command in terminal but nothing happened.

    Last edited by tyler_zyco; 11-29-2011 at 07:35 PM.
    11-29-2011 07:25 PM
  11. Calebswag7's Avatar
    Take it to the apple store with a genious appointment, they'll most likely just load it on there for you and fix it really quick. They did that for me for free including downloading the whole iLife suite into my Mac mini I purchased from best buy.
    02-18-2012 01:16 AM