Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Michel_Prudhomme)
How did you restore your Aperture library after the clean install? Did you migrate it from a TimeMachine backup or rebuild it from a vault? And where is your library located? On the system volume or on an external volume? Are the master image files managed or referenced?
The problem may be that permissions were not restored properly when you restored your Aperture Library. So I'd suggest to run the Aperture Library First Aid Tools, as described here:
Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805
Start with repairing the permissions, and then repairing the database, if necessary. Report back, if this does not help. If your master image files are referenced you may need to reconnect the masters, but first try and see how far the repair will get you.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to léonie)
Thanks for taking the time LeonieDF.
I tried the basic troubleshoot but it didn't work. To answer your questions, I migrated the Aperture library from a TimeMachine backup. The library files are all located on the system volume. The master files are referenced.
When I try to open a picture, the picture doesn't open and it say "image offline" in the adjustments tab.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Michel_Prudhomme)
O.K. if you have referenced masters, then after the migration the connection to the masters may be broken. You did also restore the master image files to their old location, right? And are the master image files also on the system volume?
Now you need to do the following:
Launch Aperture and select all images in a project with missing masters. Then select "File -> Locate Referenced Files" from the main Aperture menu bar.
This will bring up the "reconnect" window. This window has two sections:
- In the upper part you select an image with missing masters;
- In the lower part you navigate to the corresponding master image file on your hard drive.
If both selections matc,h the "Reconnect" buttons will become active; press the "Reconnect all" button, and your versions should be connected again.
Repeat the process for all your images that need reconnecting. If all your masters are stored in the same part of your volume, it might be possible to reconnect all of them at once, if you select all referenced images at once, that need reconnecting.
You may wish to define a smart album with the added rule "File status is offline" or "File status is missing" to select all images at once.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to léonie)
Léonie, reconnecting the files works indeed. I will try the trick with the smart album later today and see if I can do them all in one go.
Thanks a million times for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 3:35 AM (in response to Michel_Prudhomme)
you are welcome. Glad to help.
I hope you can rescue all of your images!