8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2013 9:46 AM by léonie
Fulmar1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Having just downloaded Aperture and begun working with the library I get the following error message - 'There was an error opening the database for the library “/Users/ianbell/Pictures/Aperture Library.aplibrary”.' I've tried a re-download. Any ideas?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • 1. Re: Aperture error message
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    Having just downloaded Aperture

    Is that the first time you are using Aperture, or are you using an older Aperture library? If it is an older library, how has it been created?

     

    If it is a new installation - is there a crash log with the error message? If yes, could you please paste the first 50 lines of the report here?

  • 2. Re: Aperture error message
    Fulmar1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply. This is a new installation of Aperture. Where would I find a crash log for the error?

  • 3. Re: Aperture error message
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    Usually the crash log will be shown directly in the panel with the error message - look for a text starting  like this:

     

    Process:         Aperture [1439]

    Path:            /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/MacOS/Aperture

    Identifier:      com.apple.Aperture

    Version:         3.4.5 (3.4.5)

    Build Info:      Aperture-320090000000000~1

    Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

    ....... etc.

     

    The Console.app (in Applications > Utilities) will show you all log files stored on your computer.

    Press "Show log list" in the Toolbar, and then look for diagnostic reports in the side bar.

  • 4. Re: Aperture error message
    Fulmar1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Leonie

     

    I recreated the error message and watched for any log in Console but none appeared. I think this may be an ID conflict as I set up a new user and Aperture opened on request..

     

    Ian

  • 5. Re: Aperture error message
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    Sounds like you have a possible library or permissions problem.

     

    You wrote that this is a new installation, have you imported anything into the Aperture library yet?

     

    Two things you can try, one start Aperture while holding down the command and option keys. This will bring up the library first aid window. Run the permission repair after it is done if the library still doesn't open start Aperture the same way again (command and option keys) and run the library repair.

     

    You could also try making a new library. Start Aperture while holding down the option key only. This will bring up the library selector window. Select the option to make a new library and see if Aperture will run with that.

     

    regards

  • 6. Re: Aperture error message
    Fulmar1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Frank

     

    Done it!

     

    You and Leonie have made an old man very happy.

     

    Thanks to you both.

     

    Ian

  • 7. Re: Aperture error message
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    Glad it helped.

     

    Just for my own curiosity did one of the repairs fix it or did you make a new library?

  • 8. Re: Aperture error message
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    Great you could solve is with Frank's help I hope you will enjoy Aperture.