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Missing files since 3.3 update

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fat_geo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 25, 2012 8:12 AM


i have recently updated aperture to 3.3 and it seems to have "lost" a lot of the versions i had!

a load of versions seem to have totally disappeared - ie i had a project with a number of files in it, this number has now been reduced (a few of the versions were marked as "rejected" - would this have been a problem??) and then there are other projects - where if you hover over the project name it says "X versions" then you open it and there are a lot less than X versions visible?!

any ideas on how i can repair this? i have time machine backups available?



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  • uva14 Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to fat_geo)

    I had a similar problem. A rebuilding of the library fixed it. Look at FAQ at the EpertureExpert website if you need a tutorial how to do this. Hope this helps.

  • Owen A Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:08 PM (in response to fat_geo)

    Aperture 3.3.1 came out yesterday, you may want to update and see if that fixes the issue for you.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to fat_geo)

    and when in trash you can view the images?

    When you select the images in the trash and ctrl-click, there should be an option "Put back" available. Have you tried it?


    You say you have tried the following:

    • - clear invisible filters - what about the visible filters? You say you have "rejected" items - these will only be visible, if the filter in the Browser shows "Show all", not "unrated or better". And are you sure, you did the "Double Caggiano" to clear the invisible filter correctly? Here is a post by Frank Caggiano with link to a video, that shows how to do it.
    • - rebuild library - have you also repaired the permissions?



    Have you installed tonight's upgrade to Aperture 3.3.1? If not, then do it. It is a bug fix for upgrading libraries.


    You say you have a Time Machine Backup. The safest way would be to restore the 3.2.4 library from the backup, and then to rebuild the library with Aperture 3.3.1 before you upgrade it to version 3.3.1.

  • Clem Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to fat_geo)

    to the OP - try using the latest version of 3.3.1 to _Repair_ your library and post back reuslts.

  • Owen A Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to fat_geo)

    Ditto what Clem said, you should Repair the library before rebuilding in Aperture 3.3.1.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to Clem)



    to _Repair_ your library

    The Aperture 3.3.1 release notes state clearly that "rebuilding" is recommended before upgrading to a new version, not "repairing": Look at the "Addditional Information": Before upgrading, it is recommended (though not required) that you perform a rebuild of your Aperture library.


    That is why I go directly for the "rebuild". Repairing did not help in all cases.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 1:04 AM (in response to fat_geo)

    oh sorry, should have said - i did rebuild before the update, and have repaired since.

    Did you rebuild before the update with Aperture 3.3. or with Aperture 3.3.1? The 3.3.1 update is supposed to do the update better; but this will only help if you start from the original backed up library - rebuild and then upgrade.


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