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Corrupt Project.

332 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 4:03 PM by léonie RSS
peter_watt Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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Nov 6, 2012 9:52 AM

Aperure 3.4.2, Mountain Lion


I recently found one project with 210 photos in a library of 12,000 did not display the images. No previews, no main images, just a black or a grey screen. It did show 210 in the library list. It must have been corrupt for some time, and I guess I could have gone back in Time machine a bit further, but I decided to do the following.

I highlighted the project and exported the project as a new library.

I tried simply deleting the project in the main library and reimporting the whole new library in one go but it was still corrupt.


In the end I switched to and opened the new library where the photos were shown, exported versions as jpegs, then reimported the jpegs into a new project in the main library.


I had previously repaired and rebuilt without success, and I can't think what else I could have done better to rescue the project. Was there a better way?

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to peter_watt)

    Did you try to create a new Project and then move all the Images from the bad Project to the new Project?  Sometimes it's just the wrapper that's corrupt.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to peter_watt)

    Exporting the corrupted project as library was a smart move. But it is a pity that you only could reimport the versions.


    Peter - just to be sure - you do not mention checking for filters or invisible filters on the project:


    If there are invisible images and they are not hidden, it also might be a permissions problem. You mention reparing the Library. Did you also repair the permissions in the library or make a file system check on the disk that contains your Aperture Library? If your Aperture library is on the system drive you can only repair the file system from the utilities panel after booting into "Recovery" mode.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to peter_watt)

    You are welcome. Filters on containers are so easy to forget. That is why I prefer smart albums.





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