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Can't empty aperture trash

1037 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2013 9:39 AM by centuri50 RSS
djdexx Calculating status...
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Mar 30, 2012 8:04 PM

Aperture won't empty trash on my 2ghz core duo (old school) MacBook. I have imported .jpg .nef. .raw whatever and attempted to delete straight off without editing or modifying the file in any way and it simply won't empty. I put back everything in my trash and put only one freshly imported .jpg (to keep it simple) and nothing, aperture trash just wont go. My Mac is down to a few kb on space and it's truly frustrating. This I might add was (surprise) after an update. I've been using aperture since day one but update after update something goes wrong. Prior to the update I could freely delete files and all was well. It really ***** that apple tech support wants to charge me to figure out what happened since the update they provided is not working properly on my machine. Just like most of us here I have spent countless hours telling people how great apple is and converting countless more to "the dark side" not to mention all the idevices I have purchased since the apple IIe! C'mon apple don't bite the hand that feeds you, although you can feed yourself now you should still support your people. Any help or suggestions would be much appriciated.

MacBook (13-inch), Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPhone iPad other stuff / some wire
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Mar 30, 2012 9:09 PM (in response to djdexx)

    What kind of items are remaining in the trash? Albums and folders as well or only images?


    To test what might be wrong, try to create an empty album and move it into the Aperture Trash. Then empty the Trash. If the album is not removed from the Trash, then you may have a problem with your Aperture Library;  try to fix the permissions and/or repair the Library using the "First Aid", see here:
    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics:


    • If the album is removed correctly, but images cannot be deleted, then you may have a problem with your system trash, see here:
      Solving Trash Problems:


    Post back, if you need further directions.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to djdexx)

    Have you checked if the Aperture trash problem is system wide or tied to your account, i.e., does it happen if you launch Aperture from a different account?

    And have you tested if it is only your main Aperture Library where you cannot empty your trash, or is it the same for all Aperture libraries?


    So as it is, it is hard to guess what the problem might be, without narrowing the options down a little ...

  • centuri50 Calculating status...
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    Jun 6, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to djdexx)

    This is a prokit problem. Follow these instructions to fix it.


    In /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks move ProKit* out of the way


    Grab ProKit 7.0 (SnowLeopard) from


    (If that link is broken, google for ProKit 7.0 Update and download the isntaller)


    Install it.




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