I then installed Aperture 3.2.4, and tried to open the library, that I had copied back in Pictures, but I got this message.
To open this iPhoto library in Aperture, it first needs to be upgraded. Verify that you have iPhoto 9.3 or later. Then open the library in iPhoto to upgrade it.
Your copying seems to have corrupted your Library. When you open the "Get Info" panel on your library, what does it show?
The "General" brick should show "Kind: Aperture Library", and your recent Aperture Version; the "Open with" should show "Aperture". Or does tis show "iPhoto" library?
If the Library is shown as iPhoto Library, ctrl-click it to show the "Package Contents". What do you see inside? Do you see file- and folder names with "Aperture" or with "iPhoto"?
Also look at the original library on your external volume with "File > Get Info" from the Finder.
This is really weird. Usually the trouble shooting measures that Kirby pointed to should suffice.
I tried what you said, this is the output.
I also tried to open "Package Contents", this is the other output
I know it's weird, I am also of the opinion that the copying process corrupted the library, but I would like to see if I have the possibility of even just partially restore the library.
Have you tried the trouble shooting ( http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805) this way:
Select the Aperture LIbrary in the Finder (not your Aperture Application), hold down the opt-cmd-key combination and double click. The select "Rebuild database" from the "first Aid" panel, that hopefully appears?
Having the exact same problems. After updating to 3.3, instead of opening my normal library it opened my iPhoto library. When selecting my normal library, it failed during the update. Consequent messages told me to verify that I had iPhoto 9.3 and open it there, only to get the "Your photo library is either in use by another application or has become unreadable. Shut down and restart your computer, and then open iPhoto again. If the problem persists, try rebuilding your photo library. To do this, quit iPhoto, and then reopen it while keeping the Option and Command keys pressed. You can also try restoring your photo library from a backup." message.
perhaps you really should open your library once in iPhoto to do the upgrade, after that you can open it in Aperture: see here
i have already tried it, i get an error.
I installed iPhoto 9.3, and tried to open the library, this time getting a different message.
Your photo library is either in use by another application or has become unreadable. Shut down and restart your computer, and then open iPhoto again. If the problem persists, try rebuilding your photo library. To do this, quit iPhoto, and then reopen it while keeping the Option and Command keys pressed. You can also try restoring your photo library from a backup.
I get the same message if I try to rebuild the library, I tried in Aperture and in iPhoto.
we tried so much in this thread, I lost track of what we all tried.
Have you already tried a manual repair of the library? It is a risky last ressort and may corrupt the library completely, so you need to backup the library before trying.
Open the Aperture Library by right clicking and selecting "Show Package Contents":
- Open the "Database" folder : Depending on the version of the library there is either a folder "apdb" with a file "Library.apdb" inside or you find "Library.apdb" directly. Remove this file to the Desktop.
- Open the Folder Aperture.aplib, if it is there. Remove the file "DataModelVersion.plist" to the Desktop
Close the Finder window and double click the Aperture Library to launch Aperture. This should force Aperture to rebuild the Library.
A caution: We do not have much experience with Aperture 3.3. I tried the above with three of my test libraries and it rebuild the libraries successfully, like previously for Aperture 3.2 libraries, but I cannot give any guarantees at this point.
I opened the library package contents, and looked for the folder
this is what I found.
if I try to delete the library file, then I get this message:
and then this