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AlexGcs Level 1 (0 points)

My Aperture crash after upgrade to 3.4. Pls help!

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,535 points)

    Do you still have installation media (DVD)? Move Aperture to the Trash, then reinstall to your original version and upgrade again.


    If you do not have installation media, because you bought from the App Store, move Aperture to the Trash and download again from the App Store.


    Do you publish to Facebook? Then deleting the Aperture User Preferences probably will help, if reinstalling does not.

    See the answers in this thread: Re: Aperture 3.4 is out...


  • AlexGcs Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You so much.!

  • kgelner Level 4 (1,205 points)

    Just wanted to add a note that removing my Aperture preferences also fixed my crash after upgrade as well.

  • itayoga Level 1 (5 points)

    How do you remove preferences if Aperture will not load after the upgrade?


  • léonie Level 10 (90,535 points)

    The Preferences are in your User Library, Preferences folder:


    The User Library is hidden by default. You can reveal it from the Finder's "GO" menu:


    Finder > Go,   then hold down the options ⌥ key, until the Library appears in the drop-down menu, select it and open the Library folder. Then go to the "Preferences" sub folder and remove the file



    your Home Folder/Library/Preferences/

  • itayoga Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you. That did it for me. Didn't have to reload Aperture.

  • ikelopez57 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you guys, removing the worked for me!!! thanks again for taking the time to post solutions in a selfless way to help the rest of us "no so knowledgeable" folks.

  • Peter Nelson3 Level 1 (0 points)

    This also solved by Aperture 3.4 upgrade issues. Removing preference plist file was the cure.

  • sigbertvonoxfeld Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much!!! I Have all my work there, just removing    and working fine!!!

  • tadt Level 1 (0 points)

    Removing the plist "fixed" my problems too. 


    Any idea what specifically in the plist is causing the problem?


    Also - has anyone tried putting the plist back after updating the library?  I'm reluctant to try, but I am equally reluctant to try to remember all of the settings I have accumulated over the past years...

  • léonie Level 10 (90,535 points)

    Removing the plist "fixed" my problems too.


    Any idea what specifically in the plist is causing the problem?

    That depends. I have not seen your crash log.


    The problem is, that the current Aperture installer is buggy. Depending on the Aperture version you are upgrading from, some frameworks may not be installed correctly. The installer erraniously assumes they are already installed. That is why the suggested fix is to reinstall from an early version, so the installer is forced to install everything new.


    Your plist contains your webaccounts, recent files, the layout of the Gui. If one of these settings prompts Aperture to use ine of the missing frameworks, it will crash. For most people here it is the Facebook setting. Removing the preferences makes Aperture forget that you have a Facebook account. If you add that account again, Aperture probably will crash again.




  • sigbertvonoxfeld Level 1 (0 points)

    what do you mean? it's nesesary  download the new version from the apple page and reinstall?

    I, update the last version from the software uptdate in my mac

  • léonie Level 10 (90,535 points)

    it's nesesary  download the new version from the apple page and reinstall?

    If you reinstall, remove the old version first, to force a complete reinstall. See my post here:


    Re: Aperture 3.4 crashes when I try to import photos.


    Removing the plist is only a temporary fix. It may start crashing again, if you set the preferences again that caused therouble.

  • Dudley Warner Level 3 (750 points)

    I am having the same problem with Aperture not running.  I have deleted the plist and also re-installed Aperture 3 from the original disk.  Neither of these has fixed the problem  Aperture immediately crashes each time.  I would really appreciate any help with this problem.


    Thannks -



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