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Spinning wheel on aperture

491 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 1:20 PM by léonie RSS
Matman285 Calculating status...
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Nov 25, 2012 12:20 PM

Any help when I open aperture I get the wheel of death!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to Matman285)

    Any help when I open aperture I get the wheel of death!

    What did you do, before this started? Did you import images? Did you install new software or upgrade software?  Did Aperture crash, before this happened?

     

    If you imported new images, try to start Aperture with the Shift-key held down, to prevent the generation of previews. If that succeeds, report back.

     

    In all other cases, start by repairing your Aperture library, if you have not already done so.

    See: Aperture 3 User Manual: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library

    Try all three repair methods, one after the other.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 1:00 PM (in response to Matman285)

    Have you tried a manual restart?

     

    Close all other open applications, to save the open documents and then hold down the power button on your computer until it shuts off. After a moment, press the power button again to start your computer.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 11:05 PM (in response to Matman285)

    Have you tried to launch Aperture with the "Shift" key held down?

    What is Aperture doing, right before the wheel starts spinning? Try to open Aperture's "Activity window" before doing anything else. (Window > SHow Activity")

     

    I have moved all the contants of the lib to LR.

     

    How exactly did you do that? What did you move and where did you move it?

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to Matman285)

    That might explain it. There's been quite a few reports here of Aperture 2 not working well in Mountain Lion and in newer versions of Lion.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to Matman285)

    This may not be the answer you want to hear, but upgrading to Aperture 3 is about the only suggestion I can give. The latest version of Aperture 2 was released in 2009, so it's pretty unlikely that Apple's still supporting it.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to Matman285)

    I am still concerned, since you did not answer this question:

     

    I have moved all the contants of the lib to LR.

     

    How exactly did you do that? What did you move and where did you move it?

     

    Did you remove parts of your Aperture library to a different place, or is this a misunderstanding? Just to be sure ...

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to Matman285)

    I have never used Lightroom, so I do not know, what Lightroom will do on import. Does it copy, move, rearrange the files in any way? In that case your Aperture library may have become corrupted, and since the Aperture Library First Aid Tools do not work, your best bet will be to restore your library from your backup.

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