This is going to be a long one. I don't know what I did wrong.
I have a trial version of aperture. I don't know if that means that it will cease to work after a period of time or what. I'm not proud to say that I downloaded it from a torrent site. Okay, shoot me! Maybe it's okay because it was a trial version.
So here is what is going on. Yesterday the CF card from my camera wouldn't load into my computer, and I put it back into the camera and there was nothing on it. Very strange as when I was taking the shots I could see them on my LCD on the camera.
So for all intents and purposes it is empty. I downloaded Untrasher to try and recover the pics on the card. In the download process of the Untrasher, I had to put a copy of it onto an external hard drive. Which I did. And again I'm not sure of any of this because I don't know what I'm doing.
Untrasher recovered some pics on the CF card, but they were ones that had been purposely deleted when aperture asked if I wanted to delete and eject the card from previous download. So Untrasher works pretty good as it recorvered some old stuff. It didn't however recover the stuff I wanted.
So now it is taking up 16 gigs on my external drive. Maybe it is not taking up that space because it is a copy and there is nothing on there, but I JUST DON'T KNOW, AS I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING. I'm not yelling, just emphasizing.
Now I cannot put the "Digicam .dmg" which is what is on my external drive, in the trash. I get an error message saying an error occurred and I can't continue. Error # 1407. What ever that is.
And now Aperture won't open either. I just get the spinning beach ball. I found the original download folder for aperture and re-installed it and the new one won't open either. Have these expired? Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
And how can I put this Digicam .dmg in the trash and get rid of it. It just won't go.
Thank you for any help.