4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2009 12:01 PM by Edzso
macboy2000 Level 1 (5 points)
Wow. So I just imported 400+ photos into Aperture 2. I've NEVER had a problem before. After they imported, I went ahead and decided to erase them from my compact flash card (yes, I realize now that that was dumb, dumb dumb. But, again, never had a problem before).

Anyways, the photos are not in the folder I imported them too, and I can't find them anywhere on my drive at all. Any ideas??? I don't have the time or money at the moment to use some rescue program to salvage them. This is horrible. Any help would be appreciated.

MBPRO, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • macboy2000 Level 1 (5 points)
    Not sure what caused the problem, but I recovered all of the images using a FREE program downloaded from ZNET.com. WOOHOO! Can't believe it. The name of the program is "PhotoRec." What a lifesaver!
  • Bob Legg Level 1 (0 points)
    With all images selected I would (and have) pulled down the filter hit the + and added "import session" and selected the last import session shown and like magic they all show up. Most likely just in a wrong project and they can then be dragged into correct project.
  • macboy2000 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks, Bob. I did check every single project, not to mention my entire hard drive and they were nowhere to be found. Not sure what happened, but I did manage to get them back.
  • Edzso Level 1 (95 points)
    Just a tip from someone who was there years ago: I never delete the images on the card at that import. This allows me to work on the images, review, quit, and maybe even re-open the app if its a large import I had done (paranoia).

    I have several cards I rotate in use, so that one card (just imported) is always on my desk until the next card import/swap. I re-format the card only when I put it back in the camera.