I was trying to launch the photos library repair tool by holding down option-command while opening photos. However this seems to be not working in macOS high sierra. Instead of repair tool, the photos app is opened.

I was referring to the instructions in the below link, to launch the repair tool: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204967

Has any one launched the repair tool in macOS high sierra? Please advise how to launch the repair tool.


I had same issue, this worked for me:

  1. first open photo the library with only the option key held down
  2. a popup appears asking you to select the photo library you want to work with, I found multiple libraries listed
  3. I selected the photo library I wanted to fix
  4. After it opens, close down photos and retry double clicking photos icon holding down with the option & command keys held down.

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