After that I was not able to access my vault so most of my masters are basically gone.
What was the problem? Could you not reinstall Aperture 2? Or could you not upgrade to the Aperture 2 version that you last used with your vault? I think you need to reinstall exactly the Aperture 2 version, that created the vault. Then use it to restore your Aperture 2 library from the vault. Once you have your Aperture 2 library back, you can back it up, rebuild it to repair any damages and open it in Aperture 3.
I'dreally think it would be best to get Aperture 2 to work to restore your Aperture library from the vault. Can you tell us exactly the Error messages you get, when you try to install, upgrade, or use Aperture 2?
Leonie, thanks for the reply.
Honestly I don't remember what the issue was, it was over a year ago and I have just not gotten around to playing with it anymore. I know I'm lame but busy!
I had just finished up some online classes and was cleaning up my HD and deleted the wrong file. After that my mac was just not right so I did the HD wipe and reinstall.
I will put Aperture 2 on another machine and that work on restoring the vault from there, how can i tell what version of Aperture 2 the vault was created in?
I'll let you know how I come out.
I don't have Aperture 2 so that I could check, but Aperture 3 vaults in Mt. Lion do show the version number in the Finder, like this:
I will put Aperture 2 on another machine and that work on restoring the vault from there,
If you did all available upgrades and your vault is recent, it probably will have been created with the latest available Aperture upgrade, AP 2.1.4.
If you can restore the library this way, back it up, and then rebuild it, before moving it to your SL machine. To rebuild an Aperture library, hold down the Option and Command keys while opening your library in Aperture 1.5 or 2, then click the Rebuild Now button..
See the Release Notes on upgrading - scroll down all the way to the bottom: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518