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Window blank when I click "Show Package Contents" in Pictures folder

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
Long story short, I have two iPhoto libraries - one on an old laptop and one on a new MacBook Air (10.6.4). I have been trying to copy the old iPhoto library from the old laptop to the new laptop (so that I would be able to access both libraries on the new laptop by holding down option when starting iPhoto and selecting one or the other).
I copied the old iPhoto library into the "Pictures" folder on the new laptop. Then I did some ill-advised tidying up (I know, I know, I'm an idiot) in that "Pictures" folder. As I understand it, inside "Pictures", there should be an "iPhoto Library" folder but that has now gone. In fact, there is nothing in "Pictures" at all. When I right click on "Pictures" and select ""Show Package Contents" I get a blank window.
I have the two iPhoto libraries (old and new) elsewhere on my hard drive - in a folder I created in the home directory ("Pictures 2" > "iPhoto Library"). iPhoto can read the two libraries from there no problem. But I cannot drag and drop the libraries into the "Pictures" folder, where they should be, because I get an error message: "You can’t open the application “Pictures” because it may be damaged or incomplete". When I click on "Pictures", it doesn't open in Finder but iPhoto opens up showing whatever library I used last.
Someone on the iPhoto forum suggested that I post this problem here: "That sounds very like the Pictures Folder has had it's Execute bit set and the Mac now thinks it's an application. The solution to this is a trip to the Terminal. Post this here: and someone will give you the Terminal commands to fix that." So I'm hoping that someone here can help me out!
Let me know if you need any further info. The other thread is here:
Many thanks.

The Best Answer

I'm having the same exact problem. I have an older macbook pro and I was trying to copy the iphoto library to my new imac. I was stupidly messing around with the pictures folder on the comp when things weren't migrating correctly, then it suddenly changed from a folder to a package and I got the same error when I tried to delete. Any suggestions?