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Corrupted Project

446 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2013 9:39 AM by wombat2007 RSS
wombat2007 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jul 15, 2013 8:30 PM

ok, so this is weird

All the photos in a certain project after a certain date are corrupt ( meaning yellow flag - no reference file found )
If I unpack the Library and search for the file name - they are there

I have rebuilt permissions, repaired the database and even rebuilt it - nothing helps.

When I use 'locate referenced file' within Aperture it doesnt see any of the files.


I have used an older Library file, rebooting ..


The other strange thing is when I rename a project in Aperture - the 'locate referenced file' explorer doesn't pick it up, even after I clos eout come back in



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 32 GB DDR3, Triple TB Display
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jul 16, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to wombat2007)

    This looks like the bad problem, that Aperture occasionally loses the connection to managed files. Unfortunately, there are no built-in tools to reconnect managed originals. "Locate Referenced" does not work for managed originals.


    What did you do right before you noticed the problem? Did you move your Aperture library? Restore it from a backup? Where is the library located? On your system drive or an external volume? And if external, how is the drive formatted? Have the images previously been referenced and you consolidated them? Just trying to find out how this could have happened in the first place. This simply should not happen; I'd run a hardware test and check the drive and the RAM.


    You could try to fix this manually, but it will be a lot of work:

    • Copy the originals for this project out of the Aperture library package and reimport the originals to a different project.
    • Then "Lift and stamp" any adjustments and metadata tags onto the reimported images.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jul 21, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to wombat2007)

    I keep my library and referenced photos on seperate external RAID drives.

    You have lost me completely, wombat. Which of your images are referenced, and which are managed?

    You are saying you are keeping referenced images on your RAIDS, but at the same time you are restoring images from vaults and reconnecting them from vaults- but vaults only back up managed photos, and managed photos cannot be reconnected.

    Is your library mixed? Half managed, haf referenced? Sorry, I am a bit confused.


    How are your RAIDS formatted? Aperture does not work well with non-MacOS X Extended filesystems.

    today, i open aperture - and the same problem - almost like i never fixed it.


    Have you run a filesystem check on your drives?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,750 points)
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    Jul 23, 2013 12:25 AM (in response to wombat2007)
    As a matter of fact, a neighbor of mine and I areon the same LAN and we're trying to figure out how to to synch it every few days across the street.


    Are you syncing the Aperture library using the LAN? Is your neighbor accessing the same library?


    You are right, even though I physically reconnected the images from an older vault it woiuldn't take it. It was fine for a few days and then just went back to not finding them. They were all managed, I beleive.

    That kind of trouble is very typical for trying to sync a an Aperture Library or iPhoto library. Syncing is simply not supported. All writes to the Aperture library must be done by Aperture, or your database may lose the references to the original files and the connection between edited version, albums, etc.


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