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Aperture library conversion hung up

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Jul 10, 2012 6:02 AM

Hi. My upgrade/conversion of my photo library to Aperture 3.3.1 has hung up while on Step 8 of 10. It says 0% complete and has been there for about an hour.


I have a huge database. Should it take a while or has it really hung up? Should force quit and restart Aperture?


Any guidance appreciated.


  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jul 10, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)

    How many Masters?  How many GB is the Library?


    1 hour is not a lot time.  Otoh, there was a flurry of reports of hangs, but they were mostly solved with the 3.3.1 update.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jul 10, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)

    That's a big Library.  If you force-quit, you should then repair your Library, which will take at least a few hours anyway.  I'd let it run for six hours, and see if it reports any change.  It is (unfortunately) not uncommon for Aperture to give no sign of working, even though it is.  OS X's Activity Monitor will often report "Not responding" -- which, presumably, is correct, but doesn't confirm that it is hung.  Perhaps someone with more knowledge can tell you whether an actual hang will show in the Console.


    As a couple of reference points, upgrading a Library with only 50K Masters (but 1 TB of data) was done overnight.  Upgrading a Library with several hundred thousand Masters (but less than 500 GB of data) took over 100 hours.  Those numbers are from a MBP 5,5, 2.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM.


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