13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 1:20 PM by léonie
Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Any help when I open aperture I get the wheel of death!


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    Any help when I open aperture I get the wheel of death!

    What did you do, before this started? Did you import images? Did you install new software or upgrade software?  Did Aperture crash, before this happened?

     

    If you imported new images, try to start Aperture with the Shift-key held down, to prevent the generation of previews. If that succeeds, report back.

     

    In all other cases, start by repairing your Aperture library, if you have not already done so.

    See: Aperture 3 User Manual: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library

    Try all three repair methods, one after the other.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can not quit apertue even if I attemp a force quit or reboot.

  • 3. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    Have you tried a manual restart?

     

    Close all other open applications, to save the open documents and then hold down the power button on your computer until it shuts off. After a moment, press the power button again to start your computer.

  • 4. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After it opens as soon as I attempt to click on file I get still get the spinning wheel even after I rebuilt the lib.

     

    I have moved all the contants of the lib to LR. 

     

    Should I put this lib in the trash and move the aperture lib on my back up hard drive.

  • 5. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    Have you tried to launch Aperture with the "Shift" key held down?

    What is Aperture doing, right before the wheel starts spinning? Try to open Aperture's "Activity window" before doing anything else. (Window > SHow Activity")

     

    I have moved all the contants of the lib to LR.

     

    How exactly did you do that? What did you move and where did you move it?

  • 6. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using Aperture 2, When I force Quit Aperture I get a message in the windo that Aperture is not responding. I just tried holding down the shift key and still get the wheel.

  • 7. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    That might explain it. There's been quite a few reports here of Aperture 2 not working well in Mountain Lion and in newer versions of Lion.

  • 8. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using the latest version of Lion, so any suggestions.

  • 9. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    This may not be the answer you want to hear, but upgrading to Aperture 3 is about the only suggestion I can give. The latest version of Aperture 2 was released in 2009, so it's pretty unlikely that Apple's still supporting it.

  • 10. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is what I thought, I had to do the same with Iphoto when I had problems.  I am just a frugal old SOB.

    Thanks.

  • 11. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    I am still concerned, since you did not answer this question:

     

    I have moved all the contants of the lib to LR.

     

    How exactly did you do that? What did you move and where did you move it?

     

    Did you remove parts of your Aperture library to a different place, or is this a misunderstanding? Just to be sure ...

  • 12. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    Matman285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used the import from disk feature in Light Room 2 to move the entire Aperture Library!

  • 13. Re: Spinning wheel on aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    I have never used Lightroom, so I do not know, what Lightroom will do on import. Does it copy, move, rearrange the files in any way? In that case your Aperture library may have become corrupted, and since the Aperture Library First Aid Tools do not work, your best bet will be to restore your library from your backup.