2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2013 12:49 PM by heff_sf
smartsale Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My hard drive with my Aperture 3  file crashed but i found Aperture 3 vault I made for it last September on an external drive.  Since that time I have upgraded the Aperture 3 and when I  creatrd a new Aperture file it won't restore because the vault is not from the current version of Aperture and a "Relaunch us required for the library restore to take effect"  ( I have no idea what that means )    How can I access my precious pictures?

  • 1. Re: How update old aperture vaults
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,730 points)

    See this article:  http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2012/6/17/restoring-a-pre-aperture-33-vault-i nto-aperture-33.html


    Relaunch us required for the library restore to take effect"

    This probably means, that the restored library needs to be upgraded to the new version. Simply hit o.k. and proceed.


    If this will not work, post back.




  • 2. Re: How update old aperture vaults
    heff_sf Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Hat tip to Léonie, that's correct. You can restore your library from a vault, even if you don't have the original library anymore. If the vault is from an earlier version of Aperture it is a two-step process: First restore the library from the vault, then upgrade the library to the latest Aperture. The "Relaunch" dialog is presented when Aperture is ready to upgrade the restored library. Simply quit and relaunch Aperture and your library should be restored, upgraded and ready to work with.


    The step-by-step process:

    1.  First, create a new library in the latest Aperture, then select File > Vault > Restore Library and choose the vault from the File IO dialog. Aperture will restore the original library, then present the Relaunch dialog indicating it's ready to upgrade the restored library to the latest version.

    2.  Quit and relaunch Aperture. Your library should be restored.