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HT4007 I keep getting a Aperture quit unexpectedly click reopen.  I do that and same message come up anybody have a answer for me Thanks Bill

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When trying to open Aperture I keep getting same message (Aperture quit unexpectedly click reopen)  when I do it does the same thing.  Anybody out there have a answer for me please.  Thanks Bill

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)


    What were you doing before this happened the first time? Installed something? Imported images?

    What is your Aperture 3 version?


    This kind of error message is usually accompanied by a crash log. Please post the first 60 lines, so that we can see the exact error message and the crashed thread.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)

    The crash report shows, that Aperture is crashing when reading the database inside the Aperture library -it is performing SQL access when crashing.


    Did you "Force Quit"  Aperture when you restarted because of the slow processing? This may have interrupted Aperture, while it was updating the database and left the database in an inconsistent state. The first thing I'd try would be to use the library first aid tools to repair and rebuild the Aperture library.

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


    Also, I see in your report that you are using Aperture 3.2.2. Is there a reason that you did not upgrade to Aperture 3.2.4? This version enhances the stability when running on Snow Leopard. See this download link:


    Aperture 3.2.4


    Another possible reason for the crashes is, that you have imported an image or a video, that Aperture cannot process, but this will be better to be debugged, after making sure that the Aperture library is o.k., so try repairing and rebuilding first. Before rebuilding, make a current backup of your library, if your backup is not up to date.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,380 points)

    and was doing some editing was working slow with to much going

    How many images did you import? After importing Aperture will be busy with maintainance work - rendering previews, scanning for faces and places, etc.

    If you imported many new pictures, this may take some time. Aperture will doing this in the background, so you can continue working, but will be slower to respond. There is no need to force quit Aperture when this happens. You can pause the processes from the Activity window (Window > Show Activity).


    Aperture can also be slow, if one of the imported images cannot be processed. This yu can also see in the Activity window, if it is hanging aalways processing the same image or video.


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