Aperture and Lost Referenced Files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by numbersyx, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    I seem to keep having the same problem: I have my photos on an external drive and import them into Aperture 2.1 as Managed Referenced Files.

    Every time I open Aperture I get the "Image Loading" message indefinitely. When I go to Manage Referenced Files the application indicates that my master photos are in my Bootcamp partition. I reconnect the files and it's all OK.... until the next time Aperture starts up and the same issue occurs. It's all very frustrating. Is anyone having the same problem? Has anyone figured out the solution?
  2. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    Is your ext. HDD a single partition OS X journaled, or does it have a 2nd Windows partition? Is it constantly connected?

    Also, there are 2 ways to put images into your library… either managed or referenced. Not both.
  3. numbersyx thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Sorry you're right - I am talking about referenced files i.e. the original files are in their own folder on the ext. hard drive and imported into the library as referenced files.

    My ext. HD is formatted as both OS X journalled (for my Time Machine back up) and as FAT 32 for my photos which is where the referenced files are kept.

    Does this make a difference?

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