Hello, my first post heres so please be patient with me.
I’m not so skilled on Aperture but have some 60 000 files in my library.
That caused some problems with space so I had to move my Referenced files (big RAW files) to an external drive. And when that was feed up move it to a bigger drive.
Now I have my Referenced files on one primary external drive, but also back up on one or two other places, and even some copy of old libraries on some external drives.
So long everything have worked ok, but about a month ago I discovered that if i clicked on Photo and scrolled down thru all my photos, there was suddenly just blanks, black frames with no thumbnail. Just one here and there in some places, but in in other areas massive blocks with no thumbnails at all.
The strange thing is that if I click on a black frame the photo is displayed some times or some times not, or in other cases it is erratic or a corrupt photo.
I’ve noticed that in other occasions the black frame has the identical file name/number as the one thumbnail next to it. I’ll then guess that might be that I have deleted that photo from one of the different Library and that Aperture mix things up because I have moved my Referenced files and Library around.
I tried then to Locate the missing Referenced files, but that just solve some of the black frames, there are still many left black.
I don’t really know what the problem is, or how to find out and how to solve it.
Maybe the black frames are pics that I already have deleted correctly my self, and if so the black frames (with or without picture when clicked) shouldn’t be there at all and can be deleted.
Or maybe they are missing or dislocated Referenced files or such that schooled not be deleted but located and put in the right place again. But how do I proceed i the best and safest way to solve this mess?
I have been thinking of having all of my external libraries and referenced files on all the different external drives joined together back on one big external drive that have space enough for that. And then see what happens when all is in one place together, if Aperture finds and place missing things in the right place and some of the black frames disappears or changes to have thumbnails instead of just being black.
I’m afraid of maybe losing photos I don’t wanna loose, because some of them might be just black frames today. But if I can find out that the black frames is just photos earlier deleted by me I’ll be glad do see them gone and just having proper thumbnails and no black ones in my library.
Is there anyone out there that is familiar with this phenomena and can guide me on the day to salvation?