7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 12:45 PM by léonie
milomoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I have a 2009 imac with Mountain Lion. Runs fine, no problems, use it every day.

 

Load up Aperture this evening and it come up with something like 'Get started with Aperture' 'would I like to turn on photo stream' and so on.

 

So, in effect it seems like it is a clean install, trouble is I have 25 years of photos on there all indexed!

 

They are all backed up, but what a chore to put them back and risk them going again!!

 

Anyone else experianced this? and any tips??

 

PS - Mac still running fine, so cant see it being a hardware issue.

 

Thanks!


imac 24inch, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,765 points)

    Load up Aperture this evening and it come up with something like 'Get started with Aperture' 'would I like to turn on photo stream' and so on.

    Please explain a little more: Has Aperture been running on this machine previously? And what exactly have you been doing before this happened? Did you install something new? Upgraded Aperture? Imported images?

     

    Where is your Aperture Library? On your system drive or an external Volume?

     

    And what is your Aperture version and your MacOS Version? You are writing Mt.Lion, but your profile says 10.4.11 - are you using 10.8.2?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

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  • 2. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,850 points)

    The good thing is that the library and the application are two separate things. So even if the application 'reset' to a fresh install your libraries will still be there.

     

    Sounds like the Aperture preference file got deleted somehow. What were you doing before this happened? were you doing anything with your ~/Library folder? Do any other apps behave as if they were just installed?

     

    regards

  • 3. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    milomoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    I'm using version 3.4.1. On 'About my mac' it says 10.8.2 which I think is most up to date. As I say computer working fine (although maybe not - the new imac is tempting...)

     

    I wasnt doing anything (honest!) Just using the internet and general work.

     

    Everything else is all as it should be, all documents in Pages, MP3s in itunes and so on.

     

    So, only option is to reload all the photos, little cheesed off really, but oh well.

     

    Thanks anyway.

  • 4. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,850 points)

    So, only option is to reload all the photos, little cheesed off really, but oh well.

    Did you read my post? Your libraries should be fine unless someting happened to your HD.

  • 5. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,765 points)

    Hold down the options-key ⌥ while double clicking the Aperture icon in the Dock or the Applications folder.

    This will bring up a panel to select the Aperture  library to open. Do you see more than one library?

    Then try each of the libraries in the panel in turn and see if one of them contains your photos.

  • 6. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,850 points)

    The problem with that is if the preference file got wiped, which is what appears to have happened, the list of libraries will be empty expect for the default library.

     

    He'll have to search for the library (if he doesn't know where it is) and click on it to open it.

  • 7. Re: Aperture has reset to to new install
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,765 points)

    If the preferences file really got wiped, o.k., then let him use Spotlight to search for all Aperture libraries:

    Enter ".aplibrary" in the Spotlight searchfield and select all libraries in turn.

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