8 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 5:49 PM by Kirby Krieger
Anthony MacCarthy Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

To whom it may concern...

 

I have a large Aperture Library... and recently I upgraded to Aperture 3.4.4 and ever since the User Interface has been faulty... not displaying the Projects pane correctly and all other issues... not allowing me to see certain buttons I could see before when Importing.... all my Projects and albums appear fine in full screen mode.... but that doesn't allow me easily import new images.... or does it...?

 

I have tried re-installing and upgrading back to from 3.1.1 to 3.4.4 and still no change... no difference... all my images are there, it's just that the interface seems glitchy and broken and just not displaying as it did before.

 

Has anyone had similar issues... I have looked online and no one seems to have the same issue...?

 

I'm terrified my years of Aperture library is corrupted in some way and that I will have to live with this problem...

 

Any advise or suggestions most welcome.

 

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Regards,

Anthony


Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), iPad 32GB WiFi/80GB 5G iPod/MacBook
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (68,195 points)

    Anthony,

    test if the broken interface only occurs when working from your regular User account:

     

    See: Isolating an issue by using another user account

     

    Sign into a different account and run Aperture on a new aperture library. Does the user interface work correctly there? If yes, then you may have problematic preferences files or presets in your account.

     

    Remove the Aperture's user preferences from the User Library as described here:

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

     

    Regards

    Léonie

     

    Note:

    Your User Library is hidden by default - to open it in a Finder window use the "Go" menu from the Finder's main menu bar.

    • Quit Aperture, if it is running:
    • Open the user library by using the Finder's "Go > Go to Folder" menu and hold down the options-key, until "Library" appears in the drop down menu. Select it.
    • In the widow that will open, scroll down to "Preferences"
    • From the "Preferences" folder  remove "com.apple.Aperture.plist".

    Then try to launch Aperture again.

     

    But deleting the "Preferences" file will cause Aperture to forget the preferences settings. Be prepared to have to reset all options you set using the Aperture Preferences panel.

  • Anthony MacCarthy Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Thank you Leonie for these excellent suggestions. I tried what you said about using a new account... it would not let me access my library... as it wanted to make sure my file permissions were set correctly....

     

    What I wanna try is what you suggested about deleting Aperture's User Preferences.... but will that delete all my Project Names and Albums..? that's a huge fear... I have been using Aperture since day one of it's release... about 12,000 images in my file... and 95% all personal... I don't care abour preference settings... it's the display of my library I want back if possible.

     

    Have you heard anything like this ever before...?

     

    And thank you again for taking time to help... it's very much appreciated.

     

     

    Regards,

    Anthony

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (68,195 points)
    What I wanna try is what you suggested about deleting Aperture's User Preferences.... but will that delete all my Project Names and Albums..? that's a huge fear... I have been using Aperture since day one of it's release... about 12,000 images in my file... and 95% all personal... I don't care abour preference settings... it's the display of my library I want back if possible.

     

    Anthony,

    all your edit, albums, project names are stored  in your Aperture Library. The preference file "com.apple.Aperture.plist" mainly contains what you set in Aperture's Preferences panel, the path to your current Aperture library, the list of last opened libraries, the layout of your UI elements.

     

    So all your library organization will not be touched by this.

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (68,195 points)

    Added: seeing you are running Mt. Lion:

     

    In Lion and Mt. Lion the preferences are mirrored in Apertures sandbox and you cannot be sure, if Aperture really terminates all processes finally.

     

    Logoff and login again before removing are essential when running MacOS X Lion or later, otherwise the deletion may not take, for Aperture may still be cached and write the old preferences back.

     

    To clear the mirored files also remove

    ~Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.Aperture/

    if this folder exists.

  • Anthony MacCarthy Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!!

     

    You helped me fix it... the deleting of the Preference file did the trick... all order is restored in my universe...

     

    Wish you lived closer, I'd buy you an ice cold pint of GUINNESS!!

     

    Thank you again.... for your generous help.

     

     

    Regards,

    Anthony

  • Anthony MacCarthy Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!! Thank you...!!

     

    You helped me fix it... the deleting of the Preference file did the trick... all order is restored in my universe...

     

    Wish you lived closer, I'd buy you an ice cold pint of GUINNESS!!

     

    Thank you again.... for your generous help.

     

     

    Regards,

    Anthony

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (68,195 points)

    You are welcome. I am glad you could solve it, Anthony!

     

    Cheers

    Léonie

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    _One_ pint of Guinness?

     

    Wages must be suppressed in your corner of meatspace.

     

    "Ice-cold" notwithstanding.

     

    irby.