I keep getting the message"the IPhoto library is locked, on a locked disc, or you do not have permission to make changes to it" This has never happened before but I have recently downloaded Mavericks  so am wondering if that is the problem? I have tried t

I keep getting the message"the IPhoto library is locked, on a locked disc or you do not have permission to make a change to it." Prior to downloaading Mavericks OS last week, have neever had a problem with IPhot. What can I do. All the suggestions on the program help had not worked. I cannot find "IPoto Library First Aid" (which was oneof the suggestions)

Option 1
Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.
If that fails:
Option 2
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In early versions of Library Manager it's the File -> Rebuild command. In later versions it's under the Library menu.)
This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.
Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.  

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