8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2014 11:58 PM by JACKRUBY
arskrett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Anybody a good idea how to sorting this out?
All the files are in pictures folder, i see the preview in A3. but I have the red line across the symbol in R lower corner on all the pictures.
I have tried the 3 different steps to try fix A3.

The full error message i get if I try to export or do anything with my pictures.

"Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
The selected master image is either offline or not found. Please reconnect it and try again."

I have recently exchanged HD and upgraded to Snow Leopard.

HELP...

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 1. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,915 points)
    This the result of "exchang{ing} HD". You need to select all the files with missing Masters, and reconnect them.

    Go to Photos view. Filter using the Rule "File Status" {is} "Missing".

    Select all.

    Run "File→Locate Referenced File". Reconnect all.
  • 2. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    Argelius Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
    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...
  • 3. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    codefish46 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, all. This is an old thread, but...

     

    The problem may be changing the name of the new volume that you've created. Change the name back to what it was before you moved your data, restart Aperture and you should be good to go.

     

    Hope this helps someone.

     

      james

  • 4. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    JACKRUBY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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..

     

    Is there anything else i can do?aperture.jpg

  • 5. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    jonco@me.com Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    In the lower section you have to navigate to the images.

  • 6. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    JACKRUBY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    what do you mean exactly?

    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?

  • 7. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)
    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.
    • Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 08.35.59GMT+1.PNG
    • 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.
  • 8. Re: Versions with unavailable master files cannot be exported.
    JACKRUBY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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..?

    haa.