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aperture deleted my photos

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Oct 26, 2012 2:33 PM

After updating my girlfriends aperture library from Aperture 2 to 3, all but 4 pictures are gone. The library had more than 260 gb of files. The library hierarchy is still there but all the maps are empty. Ofcoase i made a backup before updating (lucky me :-) but what to do to make it work?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 2:52 AM (in response to Brostrup)

    If you have not done so already, try the Library First Aid Tools.

    Aperture 3 User Manual: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library


    Has the file size of your library changed, after the upgrade, or is it still big enough to hold all the images? Probably the images are still all there, but hidden or not linked to the projects.


    Post back, if repairing and rebuilding does not help.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,375 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Brostrup)

    I had already tried to rebuild the library, but i could only do it through aperture 2

    The Aperture 3 release notes strongly advise you to rebuild the Aperture library before upgrading to Aperture 3. See the link below. You have to scroll down a long way, before finding this piece of advice.

    Aperture 3.4.1: Release notes

    Unfortunately, most people discover that the Aperture Library is corrupted only after upgrading, and than it will be too late - tfor hen they have no longer the previous version of the program and a backup of the library, so that they can go back and rebuild the library before upgrading.


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