Aperture Won't Load - Help!

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  1. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

    Mhaddy

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    #1
    Last night when I plugged my memory card reader into my Mac, it started to load Aperture. As it was very late and I was trying to get something done, I didn't want Aperture to load, so I just Forced Quit it. However, now when I click on the Aperture icon to start the program up, it just stalls on the splash screen. Please tell me I didn't screw up the database.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    Try:

    1) Rebooting. Some people have reported this fixing Aperture issues

    2) If that doesn't work try moving the Aperture preferences file and then starting Aperture. The file is ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Aperture.plist

    3) If that still does not work start Aperture with Option and Command keys held down and rebuild the library.
     
  3. Mhaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mhaddy

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    #3
    Tried the old "Windows Fix" (a reboot) and it solved my problem. Thanks!
     
  4. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

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    #4
    I'm actually having this same problem. However, a reboot hasn't fixed it.

    The one thing I haven't tried is the preferences file - which I should have done from the start.

    Rebuild/repair
    Reboot
    Fix permissions for drive/clear caches
    Remove Aperture plug-ins


    I do know it is my library, not Aperture, however. Oddly enough, even though I am stuck at the splash screen, I can still open preferences and change the library. Using a new, blank one opens Aperture normally.

    If the prefs toss doesn't work I will try removing the thumbnail cache and iPod photo cache from inside my photo library.
     
  5. Redxjs macrumors newbie

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