we need some more information, please. Otherwise we only can speculate.
- What is the image format? Raw, jpeg?
- The version of Aperture? Your MacOS version? What kind of Mac?
- Is your Aperture Library referenced or managed? Is the Library on the system volume or on an external drive?
and viewed the file in finder which is still not responsive.
This I do not understand: Could you open the images in the Finder or in Preview or not? What do you mean by "still not responsive"? Did you crash the Finder by trying to open the images?
Intel iMac, OS X Lion 10.7.3, Aperture 3.2.3 Digital Camera RAW 3.12.0
Files are Raw .NEF, libary is managed I think, through aperture on the system volume. I looked at the files through finder in the aperture masters folder, the name and extesion is visable but with no preview when clicked it just opens ViewNX2 (default application to open with) and then nothing happens.
System works fine otherwise doesn't crash or pause at all
No apologies necessary, Matt.
Do the Raw files in the Master Folder have an adequate file size or are they too small? Have you compared the other file infos? Permissions, kinds, if they are plausible? If the files do look o.k., I'd try the Aperture Library First Aid: Repair Permissions and Repair Database.
See this Support Article:
Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805
Post back, if the repair does not help.
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Thank you for getting back to me Léonie,
unfortunatley the repair hasn't helped. When I rebuild the libary some not all of the images appear but when they are clicked on they "appear" to be loading but dont lose the loading indicator at the top, when anything is tried they dissappear back to the 'UFF'.
Everything looks identical with the master files size, permissions
You could try to copy the image files out of the Aperture library package to a folder outside Aperture and then try again to open them? If they will open there, I'd delete them from the library, then rebuild the library again, and then reimport the images.
If you cannot open them ooutside Aperture, look if you have a backup and try to restore them from your backup your master image files.
Sorry for coming back to you so late, but today has been a very busy day!