Photos app has seen many improvements over the past few releases. Some of the old issues from the days of iPhoto days till come back to haunt. One of these errors experienced by many users is the error message that says “Error Occurred While Repairing Permissions” and then the photo app quits. This can be very annoying as the problem persists even when you try to start your Mac on Recovery mode and run your disk repair utility.
If you experience this issue, it can be easily resolved via couple of steps.
- Quit or Force quit the Photos app if it is still active on your Macbook
- Press the Command + Option Keys together and then click on Photos to launch the app
- The app will show a message requesting if it should start the Repair process. Go ahead and confirm by clicking Repair
- Enter your administrator credentials when Prompted
- The process takes some time depending upon how many photos you have stored in your machine.
- Once the rebuild is complete, the photo app launches successfully and you can once again see all your photos.
If the steps above failed to resolve your issue, You may want to dig in deeper to see what is causing the problem. Open your Console on your Mac. Applications/Utilities/Console app. One you have the console session open where you can see the messages, go ahead and retry opening your Photos app. Check the console messages for Photo app to see if you can find additional clues.
Chances are that by forcing the repair process on the app will fix your issue and you will be able to launch the app without any hiccups.