1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 10, 2013 11:44 PM by Terence Devlin
inouetcm Level 1 (0 points)

Im having trouble opening up an aperture library. Computer asks to open using iphoto - and to upgrade it - well that's been done...


next window says

"Your photo library is either in use by another application or has become unreadable"


These photos are important and cannot be lost but I am a bit desperate here... Can anyone help/advise ?  

MacBook Pro, iOS 6.1.2, Aperture
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,925 points)

    Obviously the best plce to ask is on the Aperture forum. But you could try rebuild the library:


    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In Library Manager it's the FIle -> Rebuild command)



    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.



    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.