1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 10:14 AM by léonie
peafam3 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently had my hard drive crash on my MacBook Pro (OS Lion 10.7.5).  I was able to restore my new hard drive from my latest backup, but since then have been unable to access Aperture Library from another application.  When I 'request' an upload --- like to Drop Box, iMovie, or anything --- and it drops down the window for you to choose which library you want to choose from, Aperture is not acknowledged.  It will show my iPhoto Library and Photo Booth. 


I can export from Aperture to Facebook and Flicker, but not from the other direction.  Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?




Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,886 points)


    Do you mean, the Media Browser is not showing the Aperture Library? What version of Aperture 3 do you have, and where is your Aperture library stored, on your system drive or an external drive?


    For the Aperture Library to be visible in the Media Browser you need to have enabled the generation of previews in the Aperture "Previews" preferences. Do you have the option enabled "Share Previews with iLife and iWorks"? And have you the generation of previews enabled?


    One other reason for Aperture not showing in the Media Browser could be a corrupted Aperture library. I suggest you try the "Aperture Library First Aid Tools" and repair your Aperture Library. Start with reapairing permissions, then try the other options, if necessary. See:

    Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual


    Another reason may be a corrupted preferences file; remove your Aperture preferences from your User Library, see Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics, the paragraph on removing preferences.