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Moved iPhoto Library and Aperture can't find referenced Masters

2574 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2007 6:19 AM by Paul Laskin RSS
Paul Laskin Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Sep 23, 2007 6:32 PM
I use iPhoto to hold my Masters and Referenced them through Aperture. The external drive the photos were on was getting full, so I did a clone of the drive to a larger firewire drive.

I told iPhoto where the copied library was and it works fine.
But Aperture thinks the referenced files are off line. It does not recognize that I moved the library even though I set the new volume's name to the same one as the old one.

How do I get Aperture to see the new iPhoto Library?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Steve Weller Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
    You'll need to fire up the Referenced File Manager. This article discusses it:

    You select the files you want it to reconnect and then tell it where one of the files has gone. It then connects up everything else automatically.
    iMac 24" Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Aperture articles:
  • Steve Weller Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
    You may need to look at this article. See the end where I talk about the diskUUID:

    I think the problem is that the drive ID of the files does not match that stored in the library. You may need to patch the library to fix this. TextWrangler will allow you to experiment and then if the modification works, apply it globally, so it is a handy tool.

    You've stumbled across a problem with referencing images in-place: Aperture has no way of recreating that placement if anything changes. I recommend inporting into the library and then relocating, but that is incompatible with iPhoto.
    iMac 24" Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Aperture articles:
  • ebert999 Calculating status...
    I have a related problem.

    I have accidentally wiped some of the Master Files from my Hard-drive.
    Aperture , of course started saying " master not found ".
    I thought I had backed up the Masters in my vault so I restored the Aperture Library from the said vault and looked for the original files. They were not to be found.
    I now have numerous thumbnails with a large question mark instead of a picture and a worse problem than before.
    Is there anyway , bearing in mind I think the masters have been trashed that I can recover from this disaster ?
    Can I recreate a master from the versions that I have in Aperture ?
    i book pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)


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