I'm not sure how I got here, but I will try to describe what I think happened. I've gone through several versions of iPhoto and a couple of Macs but recently purchased Aperture (six months ago?). Initially I imported all of my photos into Aperture. I do not remember if I did this as managed or referenced. All of my latest imports seem to be creating a matching folder on my external drive so I would guess referenced? Not sure…
At some point in my initial import I divided things up into groups of 5,000. I have six folders like this on my external drive, and I have six projects to match in Aperture. However, when I browse these folders in Finder on my external drive, the file naming structure looks something like this…
The list then iterates to 2 and 3, etc. up through 4600 or so. Of course one reason to use a referenced library is to make it easier to access the files directly with 3rd party apps, etc. but I think that these file names make that option pretty useless.
Like I said, I don't know exactly how this happened, so here are my questions…
1 - Do YOU have any idea what may have caused this file structure and naming scheme to have occurred?
2 - Do you have any idea how I could fix it?
Thanks in advance!