1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 11:26 PM by léonie
mjcallan Level 1 (0 points)

Running OSX 10.6.8 on a MacBook with 2GB RAM. Apple replaced my logic board. Now Aperture 3.2.4 won't open without serial number, which I don't have available (disc in home overseas). Tried opening library thru iPhoto '11 (9.1.3 (607)) but no luck. Apple store geniuses couldn't open it either. Any way to access images? Thanks.

Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.6.8), MacBook Pro, 2GB RAM, 2.5 GHz Core
  • léonie Level 10 (90,886 points)

    Contact Apple for a replacement serial number:

    Pro Application Replacement Serial Numbers


    Any way to access images?

    Without your serial number you will not be able to launch Aperture. You should still  be able to see the images in the Media Browser in the iApplications, in Mail, etc. The "Photos" view in the "Media" section of the file chooser dialog in "Preview" will let you browse your Aperture library. You can access the previews this way. For example in Preview (your screen will look slightly differently - this screenshot is from 10.8.2). But the Finder sidebar should show the Media section in a similar way.

    Screen Shot 2013-01-24 at 8.19.44 AM.PNG


    To access the original master image files, ope the Aperture library package - ctrl click the library in the Finder, select "Show Package Contents". Your original iages are in the "Masters" folder. Browse and copy, but don't modify anything inside.