3 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2012 7:33 AM by dbmoore
iabovisc Level 1 (0 points)

I bought Aperture 3 from Apple store, just downloaded the software does not start.

The icon flashes but does not open!

What do I do?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • dbmoore Level 1 (105 points)

    Hi ibovisc

    first reboot the machine and try again  And while you are restarting hold down the Shift key for safe Boot mode.  If that fails doulbe click on the Library itself and see if that starts Aperture.  Write back an tell us what you found out

    The Library would of been created the first time you opened Aperture....  So Im hoping you had an earlier version with a created Lib.

  • iabovisc Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried not start. why?

  • dbmoore Level 1 (105 points)

    Try running disk utilites and repairing permissions.

    Try holding the Command + option key while  clicking on the Aperture icon to repair its permissions specifically

    When I mentioned click on library itself I should of said locate the Aperture Library (pictures folder?) and double click on that to start aperture.  Also to open a lib  hold the option key and click on the Aperture icon.  A dialog should appear to choose the library.   Write back and tell us specfically what you did.  we need to know what you performed so we can eliminate options.  good luck