My old mac went to computer heaven due to an accident with a water bottle. Luckily I had all my back up aperture libraries saved on an external harddrive. I upgraded from the 3.0 version to the 3.3.1 aperture version for my new computer but now when I try to open my old libraries I first have to convert them (which works fine) but while all the folders come up and the layout is right all the actual files are blank. Does this mean I have lost all of my photographs? I have never had a problem working from these libraries before and sometimes I imported the photorgaphs from my camera directly onto these library stored on my external harddrvie. shouldn't this mean that the referenced masters are on my external harddrive not the harddrive of my old computre?
Please help! Thank you very much in advance,
The upgrade from version 3.0 to 3.3 is a major upgrade, and the upgrade of the library can be problematic, when the library has issues. Before you do anything else, make sure you have a backup of your Aperture libraries. Then I'd try to repair and to rebuild them., see:
Then check, if the images still are blank.
- If the badge is the upper one in the picture above, you will probably only have to regenerate the thumbnails: select the images in the browser (try it with a few images only first) and use the command "Photos > Generate Thumbnails".
- But if you see one of the lower icons, then Aperture cannot find the original image files.
- Ctrl-click your Aperture library, select show package content from the pop-up menu and check the "Masters" folder in the Finder window that opens. Are there original images inside, when you dive down into the set of nested folders inside?
Post back when you have checked this.