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Aug 23, 2012 2:06 PM

I installed Mountain Lion on Mac Book Pro, I have the latest Iphoto and latest Aperture(3).  I only use Aperture, but for some reason it will not open, it asks me to upgrade library first with Iphoto 9.3.  I then went in to Iphoto 9.3, and it says that library is in use by another application.  I tried repairing the library by using the "command" "option" on both programs, but I get the same results.  I have no back up and I ran out of ideas, someone please help!

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to GatoV)

    Aperture may be trying to open a wrong library. Quit iPhoto, if it still should be open. Log off and log on again, to be sure that no application is still holding the libraries.

     

    Then select your Aperture library directly in the Finder and try to open it by double clicking the Library.

     

    I then went in to Iphoto 9.3, and it says that library is in use by another application.

    This may happen, if the Aperture Process is still running, even if you quit the application.

     

    I have no back up and I ran out of ideas, someone please help!

    Then now would be the time to make a backup

     

    When you have finished the backup, and Aperture still will not launch on your library, rebuild the library by double clicking your Aperture library.

     

    Post back, if this does not help.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to GatoV)

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    When you select your Aperture library in the Finder, what do you see? Does the "Kind" show as "Aperture Library" and the version is 3.3.2, like on the left, or is the "Kind" "Photo Library" and the version 9.3.2, or do you see something else?

     

    If  you are sure, that the Library has been created by Aperture, ctrl-click it and select "Open with" from the pop-up menu, then select Aperture in the Applications folder to open the library.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to GatoV)

    Try to remove the Aperture Preferences as described in
    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805

     

    If it does not help, check the permisissions on your Aperture Library in the "Get Info" panel. Add Read&Write for yourself and apply to enclosed items, if necessary.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,900 points)
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    Aug 24, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to GatoV)

    One thing to try if you go to the library in the finder, right click it and select Show Package Contents you will see a file called iPhotoLock.data. Delete it and try opening it again.

  • BetoMenegocci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to GatoV)

    Hi GatoV,

     

    I'm having the same problem as you, and nothing seems to work. Could you post a step-by-step on how you got this to work? I have tons on my wedding/engagement pictures that are, at the moment, in limbo because of this!

     

    Thanks,

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to BetoMenegocci)

    Beto, try the steps here in the Aperture 3 Basic Troubleshooting document and see if any of those steps help. Near the bottom of the document are the reinstallation instructions, you can try those first, but I'd suggest trying to repair or rebuild as well if you haven't already. Let us know if you have any success.

  • joeholmes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Thanks. My Aperture Library package doesn't seem to have any iPhotoLock.data file in it...

  • BetoMenegocci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to GatoV)

    I finally was able to recover the library! I reinstalled Aperture, and tried to open the Aperture library I had moved to a different directory. It gave me the same message I was getting before. I then opened the package (right-click, "see package contents"), opened iMovie thumbnails, and other folders, which let me to another Aperture Library. By double-clicking that, Aperture prompted me to update it, and everything is running normally now!

     

    Thanks for the help!

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