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Cannot open aperture library in iPhoto

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Jun 30, 2013 11:45 AM

I recently opened an old iPhoto library in Aperture. This changed the file extension, and presumably the file structure. Libraries are supposed to be interchangeable between the two apps, but now I get the following message when I try to open the libary in iPhoto: "To open this Aperture library in iPhoto, it first needs to be upgraded with Aperture 3.3 or later. Quit iPhoto and then open your library in Aperture to upgrade it." I'm running Aperture 3.4.5 and iPhoto 9.4.3. I've repaired permissions and rebuilt the database (and whatever the third option was when Aperture is launched with Command-Option). Any suggestions?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jun 30, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to srosenfeld)

    I've repaired permissions and rebuilt the database (and whatever the third option was when Aperture is launched with Command-Option). Any suggestions?

    Have you repaired the permissions and the library in Aperture or in iPhoto? If you did this in Aperture, try if you can open the iPhoto Library in iPhoto and run the First Aid Tools (repair permissions, repair database) from iPhoto.

    • Select the Library in the Finder and open the Info Panel (File > Get Info ⌘I).
    • In the Info panel set "Open WIth" to "iPhoto"
    • Then hold down the ⌘⌥-keys and double click the library and try "Repair database".

     

    Can you launch iPhoto in First Aid mode on that library?

     

    Reagrds

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jun 30, 2013 2:44 PM (in response to srosenfeld)

    Stephen,

    the problem is probably an inconsistent DateModelVersion.plist file in the Aperture Library.

     

    If the library cannot be repaired, try to restore this file from your backup, from a time when the library could be opened in iPhoto. If you have Code installed, you can try to edit the file manually.

     

    see joeholmes post:  Re: Help! Can't Open Aperture Library (Requires iPhoto 9.4?)

     

    or the manual fix by jashman: Re: Help! Can't Open Aperture Library (Requires iPhoto 9.4?)

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