Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2011 5:36 PM (in response to cris.phils)
You need to reassign the master image files by selecting the files with missing masters and going to the File menu:
File -> Locate Referenced Files.
To quickly select all files that need reassigning, create a smart album:
New -> Smart Album
add rule: File status is "missing"
Then select all the images in that album and ctrl-click it: From the pop-up menu select: Locate Referenced Files.
In the file chooser that will appear direct Aperture to your master files.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2011 4:59 AM (in response to cris.phils)
Thanks Leonie. However, I tried it but I got as far as the "Locate referenced files". When the "Referenced Files in Selection" window pops up, I can see the new hard drive where I copied all the files to before my old HD completely died. I know exactly where the folders are. But then what do I do to reconnect the image to the masters? The "Reconnect" and "Reconnect All" buttons are not highlighted.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2011 5:16 AM (in response to cris.phils)
when I try to reconnect, I see a screen like this:
In the upper half is the old location, where the image should have been, in the lower part is a file chooser with all my drives and standard folders. In this lower section I navigate to the new location. When I have identified the correct master file, then the reconnect buttons will becom active and I can press "Reconnect All". Is this file chooser missing on your screen?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2011 1:03 AM (in response to léonie)
I get it now! Thank you for the help, Leonie!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to léonie)
Thank you very much for your suggestion. I use an external boot drive because I live in 3 places. I just upgraded my external boot drive and assigned a different name. My Aperture file indicated missing location. I followed your procedure. The only thing different is that I needed to push down the option key to wake up the Reconnect All button which is otherwise dimmed.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to léonie)
I wrote too soon.
After a long time of re-referencing, I found that 90% of the photos were re-referenced. But not all.
I followed your procedure again. But this time, I failed to light up the Reconnect All button, not matter what other keys I depress.
Any suggetions? Thanks.