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Random Original RAW files unavailable in managed library. :(

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I've had an Aperture library that has traveled with me through all of the various updates (up to and include 3.4.3), but now in random projects (and most but not all photos) the original RAW file isn't available, only the preview.  The problem, is that now I can't edit or even export the photos.  I recently went through a whole "corrupt library" restore from a vault that I keep up to date, but now I'm going to try to rebuild the database.

 

Very disconcerning.  Hopefully there is a simple cause and remedy someone can help me with. 

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,365 points)

      I recently went through a whole "corrupt library" restore from a vault that I keep up to date, but now I'm going to try to rebuild the database.

    Are the missing raws all from the same camera? Have the original image files correctly been restored from the vault, or can it be, that your "restore" from the vault did not fully succeed? 

    Check, if the original master files actually are inside your Aperture library and what their state is. You can browse the originals by selecting the Aperture Library in the Finder and ctrl-clicking it, then use the command "Show Package Contents" from the Pop-up menu.

    Open the "Masters" folder in the windows that opens. The original image files are stored in folders named by the date of the  import session, not the capture date. Are the raws there and o.k.? Can you open them in other imaging applications?

     

    but now I'm going to try to rebuild the database.

    Try all of the library first aid tools (Aperture 3 User Manual: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library), including repairing permissions and repairing the library, but make a backup copy first. Don't overwrite your vault.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • e2photo Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    In addition I would verify disks involved with disk utility software.  Your symptoms are similar to mine when my images were stored on a failing drive. 

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