5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2012 1:06 PM by nmariek
nmariek Level 1 (0 points)

my computer was significantly bumped while using Aperture. it took me to the login page to restart the computer. Aperture is not responding now. I held down option command while starting Aperture (2) and now I'm running a consistency check, but it is taking forever. I only have 16 GB in my library. Any suggestions?  I do have it backed up on an external hard drive.  Do I need to drag it to the trash and reinstall?


Aperture 2, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)

    This is really a hardware/OS question, unless everything else works, and Aperture is the only program which doesn't.  Is that the case?

  • léonie Level 10 (91,154 points)

    significantly bumped

    What exactly do you mean by that? Did you get any error messages - like "kernel panic"? Or are there any error logs in the Console window?

  • nmariek Level 1 (0 points)

    no other error messages.  everything else works fine.  I moved aperture to trash, emptied trash, reinstalled cd, did software update... but when I tried to open aperture, it still is not responding.  and all my projects and albums were there... I was expecting it to be a new fresh, empty application where I would have to put all my pics back in, from my hd.  I was confused that they were still there.

  • léonie Level 10 (91,154 points)

    it still is not responding.  and all my projects and albums were there... I was expecting it to be a new fresh, empty application where I would have to put all my pics back in, from my hd.

    The Aperture application builds an Aperture Library where your images are kept. When you reinstalled Aperture, you probably only removed the Aperture Application from the Applications folder, but not the Aperture library with all your images from the Pictures folder. Then the newly installed application still can use the library. Perhaps your library has been corrupted when Aperture crashed. So, until Kirby comes back to this thread, you might wish to repair your library:

     

    Try to launch Aperture again, while firmly holding down the key combination: ⌥⌘.

    This will start the Aperture Library First Aid Tools. Select "Repair Permissions" from the panel and press "Repair ...". Then repeat, but select "Repair Database".

     

    Good Luck

    Léonie

  • nmariek Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried this... it gives me the option to rebuild the library or run a consistency check.  (I'm using Aperture 2,not 3)  I tried the consistency check earlier and it seemed to be stuck around 75% for hours so I force quite Aperture.  I haven't tried to rebuild the database because I wasn't sure if that's what I wanted to do...