- I had to shut down the computer because Aperture vibrancy brush froze and there was no way to get control of the computer except for turning it off.
- I've tried to do the recovery thing mentioned in the instructions and it does not work--I get the same message again and again.
- By the way, the instructions seem to be wrong. I was told at the Genius Bar that it was command+alt+double click at the Aperture icon and not at the library in Finder.
- What other options are there??? The computer keeps freezing with brushes in the large photo files!!!
By the way, the instructions seem to be wrong. I was told at the Genius Bar that it was command+alt+double click at the Aperture icon and not at the library in Finder.
- ⌥⌘- double clicking an Aperture Library will open the First Aid panel for the Aperture Library you selected in the Finder.
- ⌥⌘- double clicking an Aperture Library will open the First Aid panel for the Aperture Library that you last opened with Aperture.
If you only have one Aperture library, both ways should give the same result.
Is " “/Users/Jim/Pictures/Libraries/K2 Library.aplibrary”" the library you want to be using? Then try to open the First Aid on this library by directly selecting this library.
Is there a crash log, besides the error message? Then post the first 50 lines, please.
What is your Aperture 3 version and your Mac OS X version? If you have not upgraded to the latest Aperture version, you might try that and see, if that will fix the problem with the brushes.
What did you do, before the problem first occured? Import images, installed other software, plug-ins?
You already rebooted, but I suggest, you also try to start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items.
Aperture will not be able to run in Safe Boot mode, but this will reset the Graphics card.
The forced quit my have left your Preferences file corrupted, so I'd recommend to remove the Preferences file, if fixing the library does not work, see: Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics
My versions are 10.8.2 for Mountain Lion and 3.4.3 for Aperture.
Very helpful hints.
However, in my case ⌘- double clicking an Aperture Library will NOT open the First Aid panel on a library selected in Finder. Not sure what the bug is.
What I was doing when the problem happened was working on a 30 meg picture (Nikon D300 RAW) with the vibrancy pen. The computer simply froze and I had no way of dealing with that problem than to turn it off. When I turned it on again, the problem message showed up.
By the way, do you know why when I double click a library in Finder and I highlight "Open with" I get like 4 lines with Aperture and another 4 with iPhoto? Is there a way of clearing those lists? It's kind of annoying.
Again, many thanks for your guidance!!!
As for the duplicates of Aperture, are you sure you don't have multiple copies of the Aperture app on your computer?
I am seeing this too, Aye Es Oh; unfortunately, I have no idea how to fix it.
Only one copy of iPhoto installed, but it is showing five times in the "Open with" list. And the number of items is growing, each time I switch the library.
Rebooting and emptying caches did not fix it.
However, in my case ⌘- double clicking an Aperture Library will NOT open the First Aid panel on a library selected in Finder.
Is this still a problem, or did you manage to rebuild the library by now?
If not, did you try really hold down both the keys ⌥⌘ firmly and for long enough, while double clicking the library, untill the panel appears?
Have look at http://itpixie.com/2011/05/fix-duplicate-old-items-open-with-list/#.ULZqa6XAoqY for a possible solution.
THere is also this from Apple http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24770 but it is old and may not apply to Lions
Thanks a lot, Frank. The lsregister did the trick! I am testing this on 10.8.2.
- http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24770 : I deleted the "com.apple.LaunchServices.plist", and restarted the Finder, even logged off and on again; did not change anything. The file has not been recreated, so it may not be used anymore.
The direct "copy and paste" from the post did not work: I had to retype it :
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchSe rvices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
but then it worked like a charm!
And btw: I turned on the "-v" option for the lsregister to see, what was going on, and saw plenty of error messages (error -10811); so I repeated the command with "sudo". After that I still saw five iPhotos. Repeating as regular user finally got rid of the redundant iPhoto entries. It looks like registering as super user may be causing this trouble.
I just noticed a little side effect of resetting the launchdb:
When I try to open my LaTeX documents by double clicking, they now will open in Final Cut Pro of all things. Murphy's Laws again - when opening in a wrong application, why not in TextEdit or any other app that launches quickly? it just had to be Final Cut
It was easily fixed by using "Open with" and "apply to all" in the Get Info panel, no problem, but be ready for surprises, when you use this utility.