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Aperture photos won't upgrade

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Mar 8, 2013 10:00 AM

I just had my iMac hard drive replaced, due to a recall. When trying to reinstall my Aperture library from an external hard drive, I get the message they need to upgrade. I am running Aperture 3.2.4, on OS 10.6.8 and every time I have tried to upgrade my photos, the scanning bar continues to move but nothing else happens. This has been allowed to go on for hours but nothing changes. I have reinstalled Aperture a couple of times and nothing seems to help.

I would appreciate any suggestions, hopefully in lay terms.

Thank you.

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to Windsor985)

    What Aperture version are you upgrading from and how large is your Aperture library? For a really large Aperture Library the upgrade can seem to hang for hours. If your library is close to a Terabyte let the upgrade run.


    Sometimes the upgrade of the Aperture library hangs, if the Aperture library has a corruption and needs repairing. In that case try the Aperture library First Aid Tools and repair or rebuild the Aperture Library before trying to upgrade.


    Launch Aperture with the ⌥⌘-key combination firmly held down and select "Repair Database" from the panel.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Windsor985)


    then try to hold down the ⌥⌘-keys and double click the old Aperture library to launch Aperture directly on that library. Does that work?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to Windsor985)

    Is there a crashlog, when you get this error message?


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