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Aperture hangs upon quitting

330 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2012 9:45 AM by léonie RSS
macorin Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Apr 4, 2012 6:34 AM

It doesn't happen all of the time, but often enough to make me want to post an inquiry here.  I can't pinpoint a reason, but upon quitting, Aperture starts to go through its saving and updating preview process, but never completes it.  The progress bar makes it a portion of the way and everything appears to be running still, but it never finishes.  I've even let the process run over night, but in the moring it is still in the same spot.  I have to manually force the application to quit.  It tells me that all of my edits will be lost, but upon opening the application the next time, that doesn't seem to be the case.  Still, having to force quit is a bit unnerving, especially when I have to do it consistently.  Is there any data on this problem?  What could be causing this?

Macbook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to macorin)

    The most common reasons for this are either a corrupted library or a corrupted  image that you recently imported, and Aperture is not able to build a preview.

     

    Thy the Aperture Library First Aid as described here:

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805

     

    Start with repairing permissions, then repairing the library. If that does not help, try to remember which images you imported last and inspect the previews - see if one of thoses looks corrupted,

     

    Post back, if repairing the library does not help.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to macorin)

    You are welcome, Mac,

    If it should happen again - knock on wood that it will not - make sure you have a working backup and use the last of the First Aid Options: Rebuild the Database.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to macorin)

    I also have the masters backed up in multiple locations.  I also have a vault of my library stored on an external disk and I have that vault backed up in multiple locations.

    That should suffice, if you keep your vault up to date.

    From the Vault you can restore the Aperture Library - everything cointained in the .aplibrary package. The referenced masters outside the package you will have to restore yourself, if they need restoring too. If you have to restore them to a different location - maybe because a drive failed - you will have to reconnect the Aperture library with the referenced masters using the "File -> Locate Referenced Files" command.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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