Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2011 10:25 AM (in response to FrescoVA)
First what version of Aperture. What I am writing applies to Aperture 3.
So you are saying when yo click the gear icon at the bottom of the library tab of the inspector and select Restore Library... you don't get the popup window asking you to select the vault or begin the restore?
If you expand your listing of vaults are the vaults online? Is there a circle with triangle with exclamation point icon next to the vault?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2011 11:05 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
using aperture 3.1.3
When I click the gear I do get the pop-up and I have the ability to select the "Restore Library" option. ONce I do I get the pop-up window asking me to locate the SOurce Vault".
I then browse to the location where I have saved the vault, select it and then click "Restore" it is here that nothing happens...
If I expand the Vault tab I see no vaults at all...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2011 11:13 AM (in response to FrescoVA)
It's only after I actually go to select the vault that I want to restore that I can find it - my original libraries are toast - hard drive failed miserably. SO what I have done is created a new empty library and I'm trying to load the vaults I had created o a separate external device...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2011 6:15 PM (in response to FrescoVA)
So if your original libraries are gone the procedure would be:
- Create a new emplty library (hold the option key down while starting Aperture, create new library)
- Click the gear icon at the bottom of the library tab of the inspector
- select Restore Library
- IN the window that opens In the Source Vault pulldown choose Select Source Vault
5. Locate your vault
6. Restore it
So what happens if you follow these steps?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to FrescoVA)
I have the same problem too...
My internal HDD died and I'm trying to restore Aperture Library from my external vault.
I created a new Library, select Restore Library. Select the vault, click on restore and NOTHING HAPPENS.
it just sits there.
it did rename my new library to OLD but nothing else would happen.
can I just copy the VAULT and rename the vault to use it as library?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to FrescoVA)
I am having the exact same problem -- I am able to follow all of the steps suggested by Frank Caggiano above to include selecting my source vault but when I click restore absolutely nothing happens. Any suggestions??
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to eggyacid)
Have you maybe moved your vault to another folder or drive? Then the "Restore Library" option will be grayed out and unresponsive, and you need to point Aperture to the new location of the vault by updating the vault path:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to léonie)
I cannot speak for others but this is not my experience. The vault has not beenoved and no buttons are greyed out. In fact I am able to click through the entire process; the only problem is that once I click "restore" at the end of the process it is as if I had done nothing.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to Danneskjold)
that once I click "restore" at the end of the process it is as if I had done nothing.
The only way I ever see such a behaviour is, when the vault is empty; when nothing has been saved to the vault after it has been created. - i.e, when I did not back up to the vault at least once. How large is the file size of your vault? Can it be that it still is empty?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to léonie)
I updated my OS to Lion and the problem went away -- I was able to restore from the Aperture vault (23GB of photos). I still don't know why it wasn't working for me on Snow Leopard. Thanks all for trying to help.