Firstly, I'm so glad I found the site. I purchased some of your presets and have been happy so far. I need to delve into the audiobooks. I found you by way of TWiP.
Secondly, I'm overseas in Iraq with the military doing (among other things) public affairs work. I have nearly 10,000 pictures documenting this deployment alone, not to mention another 10K or so others from the past few years in the library, and recently it just went kaput. I use Time Machine and Vault (with a Drobo), so I'm not particularly worried about losing the masters, but still, this is becoming quite the hassle…
Situation: I can view, import, and export any picture, but if I try to make an adjustment, edit any of the metadata, use the loupe, or even try to open the HUD, Aperture hangs the entire system. I have to force quit and then it repeats..
I tried all three options that require you to hold Cmd-Opt upon starting but I continue to have the same problem. I've also restarted countless times and cleared out the Aperture preferences file.
What would you recommend I try now? I'd go to a genius bar, but that is impossible currently.
I was thinking about starting a new library and import the old one or something like that. I was also thinking of making smaller libraries for major subjects, like military, cars, etc. How would that work with versions and metadata and stuff?
System: MBP 3,1 | 10.6.6 | Aperture 3.1.1