Aperture won't open, help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by myke2, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. myke2 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008
    So I've been using Aperture for a while now and after the latest update I can't get it to open. It goes to open the library and then i get the wheel of death, then "application not responding" and i have to force quit. any suggestions? i hope i haven't lost my entire photo library!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You shouldn't have lost your library, but on the safe side do you have a backup of your images.

    Also if you have a time machine backup, just restore aperture from the last time it ran before the update.
  3. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    hold down command + option when you launch aperture

    it will give you an option to repair library and also repair permissions, try selecting these to see if it fixes

    there is a third option to rebuild library, not tried this so unsure exactly what it does

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