1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 8, 2012 2:57 AM by fotoroeder
IAW1965 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

So Aperture keeps crashing as I try to load following failed import.  When I attempt to load get


There was an error opening the database for the library “/Volumes/IAWSportsPhotos/Aperture Library.aplibrary”.


So like a fool don't have a recent back up.  Need access to specific library as it has files I need. Thus what do I need to do to fix everything?

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: aperture crashing
    fotoroeder Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi IAW1965,

    1) Do you have all files organised ( in German we have "verknuepft" or "verwaltet" by Aperture) or are your files on seperate HD's and you left the pictures where they are when you import your files?

    Means, if the files are on their original destination (and are referenced) or stored in the library.

    2) Seems, like you have the files stored in the library (otherwise you would not have to search for the files, right?)

    3) If you "Rihgt Click" on the "Aperture Library" under: User/Pictures/Ap Library you can let "show package".

    That's the way how to do on a German System. It might sound different on your system.

    Inside this package you can look for the files inside the "vaults-folder", I guess. If not, you may find the files in the "Masters"-Folder. There is a manual under:http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Aperture_3_User_Manual.pdf and on page 581 and the following

    pages you might find something about "vaults".

    Important: You should not move files from there to another place, but only copy it to another place.

    Otherwise Aperture has no way to keep track of your files.

    4) That's the reason I keep all files outside Aperture and only have them referenced to.

    I rename all files first, and then move them to Ext HD's and keep on mostly by Export a new Ap-Library as a Aperture Back up. The files itself are backed up manually by myself.

    If Aperture fails, I still can easily find the originals.Bildschirmfoto 2012-10-08 um 11.28.36 (2).jpg


    Hope it helps