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Rebuilding database in Aperture

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Jul 19, 2013 1:34 PM

Rebuilding database in Aperture causes "Recovered Folder" to appear in project, even with Aperture & Mac trashes empty.  Tried deleting "recovered" images and emptying trashes then rebuilding but it has the same effect, another Recovered Folder.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to Huckman40)

    Have you made a backup of your library? I would not keep deleting the recovered images, until you are perfectly sure, that the recovered images are redundant copies.

     

    Have you checked the projects where these images should be?

     

    Aperture creates recovered projects, if it detects stray image files in the library, that are not bound to any image version in a project. Such stray images can becreated, if an image version loses the connection to the original file - in that case you should see images that cannot be edited or exported - or it can happen, when you use an external editor or plugin, and the external editor makes an error when saving the edited image back.

     

    To check, if there are problematic images in your library create a smart album with the smart rule: File status is missing; are there any images, that have missing originals?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to Huckman40)

    You have rebuild the library, but did you also repair the permissions using the First Aid Tools? If you cannot move items to the Trash, it may be a permissions problems.

     

    Is your Aperture Library on your internal drive or on an external drive?

     

    Good Luck with the Apple Support team. Tell us, what you find out.

  • Mark Alan Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jul 21, 2013 11:09 PM (in response to Huckman40)

    Don't rebuild the database unless absolutely necessary. Much better to repair. Rebuilding should be a last resort.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 5:52 PM (in response to Mark Alan Thomas)

    Mark Alan Thomas wrote:

     

    Don't rebuild the database unless absolutely necessary. Much better to repair. Rebuilding should be a last resort.

    While I agree "repair" should -- as Apple recommends -- precede "rebuild", I have not in my experience found any reason to not run "rebuild" when needed, and have never seen an ill effects.  Have you?

  • Mark Alan Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:55 PM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    Kirby Krieger wrote:

     

    Mark Alan Thomas wrote:

     

    Don't rebuild the database unless absolutely necessary. Much better to repair. Rebuilding should be a last resort.

    While I agree "repair" should -- as Apple recommends -- precede "rebuild", I have not in my experience found any reason to not run "rebuild" when needed, and have never seen an ill effects.  Have you?

     

    I have. It was related to a bug I'd discovered a few years ago. Rebuilding the database made it worse, and afterward I was warned that rebuilding could be destructive, and that it should only be done as a last resort. So be careful.

     

    Here's the thread:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15334014#15334014

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Jul 23, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to Mark Alan Thomas)

    Good to know.  Thanks for posting the link.

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