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Nov 9, 2012 12:58 AM

Aperture 3.4.2, OS X 10.82.

Error description:

It is impossible to use any button within the Aperture preferences. I can switch between the different part (like settings, import, export eg)

But I can't change the library, can' choose an external editor, can't set anything. Everytime I press one button, Aperture hangs for a while, than do nothing.

I can choose a different library only at first time start after deleting all settings.


I have done so far: delete plist file, any supporting file, start and rebuild database, reset permissions and so on. I have reset permissions for Hard disk, I have used another user....

Any suggestions welcome. Thank you for reading.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to Joerg Fiedler)

    Have you tried deleting and reinstalling Aperture yet?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to Joerg Fiedler)


    has Aperture 3.4.2 worked at all after upgrading from 3.4.1?


    An unresponsive user interface typically has one of three reasons - a corrupted preferences file, or broken files in the application's package, or incompatible kernel extensions or plug-ins.


    Are there any diagnostic messages in the Console window, when you try to export?


    Since you are saying this happens also when working from a different user account, it probably is a system wide trouble. Did you install any non-Apple applications that had installers running and might have installed frameworks or kernel extensions?


    if you open your System Preferences, are there any additional non-Apple preference panes? In the User&Groups Perefereces pane, do you see non-Apple start-up items?


    If you can exclude any non-Apple software, that might be incompatible with Mac OS X 10.8.2 and need upgrading, then I'd reinstall Aperture. On the other hand, if you have incompatible third-party software installations that might have corrupted the system, it might be necessary to reinstall the system.


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