I'm here for the same issue.
I recently swapped out my hard drive for a larger one and now I find all my referenced photos (from when I transitioned from iPhoto to Aperture, I chose to have my iPhoto files referenced rather than managed).
I understand the instructions below. However, does this have to be done one photo at a time? I've got about 15,000 photos that need to be reconnected. I'm not seeing how this is done en masse...
Hi, I cannot export some of my photos either as i get a message saying they are offline & i must reconnect them.
So i have followed your instructions however the file status 'missing' option draws a blank.. if i change the rule to 'offline' i do seem to get all the files that I am currently unable to export.
then i do your last instruction:
Run "File→Locate Referenced File". Reconnect all.
I can now see the located files in the top window box but when i click 'done' it doesn't do anything & the options for reconnect all are blank.. see image..
That I have to manually navigate to each one individually, or there is a way i can drag them in to that section with a search function?
- You select an image with a missing original in the upper part of the window. Below the image thumbnail you will see the path to the missing image, where Aperture is expecting it to be.
- Now use the file chooser in the lower part of the window to find the missing image - this will only work, if you actually know, where the missing original files are. Select the correct original file and then press the "Reconnect" button. If there are more missing files in the same folder, press "Reconnect all". Then you can get this done for all images at once.
ah I see.. well that ***** as i don't know where they are.
I imported everything from a time machine backup of my old laptop onto a new laptop..
It seems that perhaps those files which i migrated from iphoto to aperture on the old laptop (when i upgraded to aperture) & i thought were saved in the aperture library, were not.
But if i can still see them in my current laptop in Aperture then they must be on my current laptop no? Or perhaps more likely these aperture images are just aliases & ive just realised what everyone already knew..?