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Aperture Preview Generation Error

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elroachio Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Jan 12, 2013 8:35 AM

Hi folks,

 

I've a couple of images and a movie that are queued up for preview generation, however when Aperture 3.4.3 reaches them it stops responding, I get the colour wheel, and my CPU goes into overdrive. I have to force quit Aperture.

 

I've been getting round this by simply holding shift to stop preview generation starting automatically when launching Aperture. But its not a solution, and I need to get it fixed.

 

I've removed the offending files from the Aperture Library manually and relocated them for now. Other applications seem to be able to view them without problem.

 

The problem is Aperture still thinks the images are present in the library (though marked as missing) and trys to generate preview still. I've tried to delete them through Aperture, but the moment I select them Aperture stops respondning again, and I have to force quit again.

 

I've repair the permissions for the Library, rebuilt/ repaired the database. but I still have the same problem.

 

My HDD has a clean bill of health, ran disk util to verify and fix permissions etc.

 

Any ideas how I get rid of these problem files?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to elroachio)

    The problem is Aperture still thinks the images are present in the library (though marked as missing) and trys to generate preview still. I've tried to delete them through Aperture, but the moment I select them Aperture stops respondning again, and I have to force quit again.

    Have you tried to turn off the generation of previews in the Aperture preferences - the "Previews" tab?

    Disable the Sharing of previews and the generation of previews for the time being, and then try again to delete the offending images.

    If that succeeds, you can enable the generation of previews again.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to elroachio)

    You can try selectig the project the problem images are in and then opent the gear icon at the top of the library inspectore and deselect Maintain Previews for Project

     

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    Or select Projects and then the gear menu will show:

     

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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to léonie)

    Léonie

     

    Have you tried to turn off the generation of previews in the Aperture preferences - the "Previews" tab?

    that will only affect new projects. To prevent current projects from generating previews you need to use the gear icon while selecting the Projects or individual projects.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to elroachio)

    You said you were able to start Aperture by holding the shift key. Once you have it started and before you try to access the project with the bad images open the activity window.

     

    Did you untick the Maintain Previews in both places (Projects and the specific project) as well as Léonie's suggested places (might as well try them all)?

     

    It is possible that by removing the images from the library manually you have caused other problems. For future reference it is always better to use the tools in Aperture to manipulate the library.

     

    So exactly at what point after you start Aperture by holding the shift key down does it try to generate the previews?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to elroachio)

    Great!

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