No that doesn't appear to be the same issue. In that example the dialogue is completely different.
Mine is as I said before and has another button bottom right "import". When I click import I get the message about Aperture not having sufficient information.
I don't think that it is the same issue.
Restarting Aperture doesn't help.
Not in front of the Mac now, but the first dialoge says that I can't restore from the vault because it was created with an older version of Aperture and that I can import instead - There is button second button on the dialogue "import".
I click import.. and get the not enough information message.
Sorry I can't be specific about the exact wording right now.
As for what version of Aperture was used to create the vault - 2 something, no idea exactly what it was and it would have been on a now defunct computer that is on another continent so I'm afraid I can't answer that question.
The vault is on a hard drive, Mac formated - unreadable on windows.
No the Aperture library is not empty.
Sorry about the vague answers.. I can't check the exact details of the formatting until I can get back that mac tomorrow.
Full answers may be helpful . Of course, the opposite is possible.
I'd try this:
- Upgrade Aperture to 3.3.1.
- Create a new empty Aperture Library ("File➞Switch to Library➞Other/New➞Create New")
- Restore the Vault ("File➞Vault➞Restore Vault")
Note the exact wording of error messages or other dialogs. Let us know what happens. May all your Apertures be open .
Kirby, Thanks - I can't upgrade to 3.3.1 because according to the download page http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1553 that version required OS X 10.7.4 or later. I have OS X 10.6.8 and my version of Aperture is 3.1.2 which I think is as up to date as I can get on that version of OSX. The last time I checked for software updates nothing was download for Aperture as I recall, a couple of months ago.
I can't update that computer (a Mac Mini) again at the moment because it doesn't have internet access. It is installed on a boat, in a marina in deepest darkest Uruguay. I can only get internet access by lugging a laptop (windows) somewhere. I certainly can't upgrade to OS X Lion.
Anyway I tried to follow your instructions with what I have and these are the dialogues that I received.
I created the new library
Then did File - Vault - Restore Library ( note that Restore vault is not an option)
I choose to restore the library
I then get the error message
"Photos 1 backup" was created by an older version of Aperture, and can not be restored by this version.
To import the contents of the vault,select the import button
I click import, and receive this error message
Library import error
The library connot be imported because some the data required for import could not be found
The file is on a hard drive which according to the info is "Mac OS extended (journaled)"
Hmmmm just noticed that if I get the info for the vault file it shows as only 4k... is that just showing the folder size or is the vault empty?