4 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2009 12:07 PM by redearth1
redearth1 Level 1 (0 points)
I accidentally deleted a compilation album. It went to the Trash and took some Masters with it. I found them in the Trash where they remain as NEF (RAW). I tried to drag them directly from the Trash back to Aperture Project or Album and they went in. However, a copy remained in the Trash!

Then I tried dragging them to the Desktop first and they disappeared from the Trash. Then I dragged them to their Aperture Project or Album and they remained there. Is this the way to do it? If I drag directly from the Trash and then empty the trash will the image also disappear from the Project or Album again? I Am afraid to empty the Trash!

Please help me with some clear procedure. Thank you in advance.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,665 points)
    Hello redearth1, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    It's not clear here about this accident... did things end up in the Trash that you didn't put there?

    Could be many things, but it's best to start with these two steps, which may fix it also...

    "Try Disk Utility

    1. Insert the Tiger Mac OS X Install disc , then restart the computer while holding the C key.
    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, *you must select your language first.)*
    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
    3. Click the First Aid tab.
    4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.
    5. Select your Mac OS X volume.
    6. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

    Then Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it finishes.

    Safe Boot... holding Shift key down at bootup. Safe Boot is a special way to start Mac OS X 10.2 or later when troubleshooting.

  • redearth1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My photos went to Trash because when I tried to combine two compilation albums I created for slideshows the new slideshow album appeared all mixed up. Rather than try rearrange them I deleted them. However, the whole album went to the Trash! It was apparently my fault, not a computer glitch.

    They reside in Trash now, intact. I need to know the best and safest way to get them back to Aperture. I want to be able to get them back and delete Trash without them getting sucked back out and deleted with the Trash.

    I tried dragging one directly from the Trash to its original Project and it went but it also stayed in the Trash. So I dragged it back to the Trash and tried as I describe below.

    I then dragged the one photo to the Desktop and it disappeared from Trash. I then dragged it back to its Aperture project and it went in.

    Is the second way the best way to restore them to Aperture?

    Thanks for any help.
  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,665 points)
    Is the second way the best way to restore them to Aperture?

    Yes, I think so, not sure what is happening with Aperture, as I don't have it, but it must be using/making Aliases to what is in the Trash, normally dragging things out of the Trash really moves them out of the trash.

    When you dragged to Aperture, was that into some Aperture window, or in the Finder to Aperture's location/folders?
  • redearth1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Has anyone ever had the problem I have and successfully resolved it i.e. moving stuff back from Trash to Aperture?