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Very Slow To Open Library #1
Bob Rockefeller's picture
by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 9:59pm

Aperture has suddenly become VERY slow to open my library. Is the the “opening…” dialog for a little while, then a blank Aperture window for a while more, and then finally the photos in my library.

I have:
Repaired the library
Rebuilt the library
Deleted Aperture's preferences

I also moved a copy of the library to another computer where it opens quickly.

What else can I try?

My next step might have to be to reinstall the Aperture application.

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

Chris Hoch's picture
by Chris Hoch
May 22, 2013 - 10:17pm

Have you repaired permissions on your O.S. disc?

Bob Rockefeller's picture
by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 10:24pm

Yes, I’ve repaired permissions. That didn’t help, either.

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

David  Moore's picture
by David Moore
May 22, 2013 - 10:40pm

How much Ram do you have? How much free space on your HDs do you have? What apps start at login? can you stop them from loading and test the speed. Does it run slow if you login on another account? Is it slow on a different Library? Ive got a 2009 MBP and its now slow… what age is yours? So many things… we need more info. Cheers dbm

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

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by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 10:53pm

It was plenty fast until a few days ago on the same hardware and software.

A new, empty, library opens quickly, as it should.

16GB RAM and lots of empty HD space.

Login on to another account is troublesome as a different user doesn’t have permission to access “my” library files.

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

Bob Rockefeller's picture
by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 11:01pm

Oops! Spoke too soon.

Even a newly created, empty, library opens very slowly.

I continue to be suspicious of the Aperture application itself and the need to re-install it.

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

David  Moore's picture
by David Moore
May 22, 2013 - 11:06pm

Well Ram isnt your problem unless its not working. Any start up stuff like antivirus, or cleanly mac stuff. If you open Activity Monitor what other programs are eating ram.
dbm

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

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by David Moore
May 22, 2013 - 11:09pm

with newer machines when you delete AP cache and Preference you should re-boot the machine befor trying AP again

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

Bob Rockefeller's picture
by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 11:09pm

No anti-virus, no clean up software is running. Nothing is eating RAM, Activity Monitor shows 9+GB free.

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

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by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 11:10pm

I’ve rebooted several times through all this.

But I haven’t deleted the Aperture cache. Where is that stored?

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

David  Moore's picture
by David Moore
May 22, 2013 - 11:12pm

You say AP starts slow. Is it building previews? How big are your raw files or are you shooting jpgs?

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

David  Moore's picture
by David Moore
May 22, 2013 - 11:16pm

Chec out the maintenance info in this site under FAQ, … home library, application support, Aperture

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

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by David Moore
May 22, 2013 - 11:23pm

Try starting AP while holding the Shift key to allow Ap to open without building previews. does that help?

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

Bob Rockefeller's picture
by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 11:33pm

The shift key start did not help.

Aperture does not appear to be building previews. They are already all built, anyway.

RAW files or a mixture. The biggest ones are Nikon D3 files at around 12MB.

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

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by Bob Rockefeller
May 22, 2013 - 11:52pm

Opening Aperture from another user account and creating a new library, results in fast opening in the other account. Opening a new library from my account is slow.

What could be in my account that Aperture does not like? Maybe I need to delete any and all Aperture related files from my account’s Library folder?

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

David  Moore's picture
by David Moore
May 23, 2013 - 1:00am

If AP works better from another account I believe you need to delete or move to desk top the plist files in home lib..preferences then the folder item in home lib … containers …com.apple.Aperture and Home lib ..Application Support .. Aperture (keep folder on desktop). RE Boot the machine before trying AP. I might be missing something. see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

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by David Moore
May 23, 2013 - 1:06am

I see you repaired your OS permissions (disk Utilities) After using that you should use AP’s repair Lib permissions and repair Lib. So Im reliably told. Hold off on Rebuilding Lib.

davidbmoore@mac.com
Twitter= @davidbmoore
Scottsdale AZ

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by Bob Rockefeller
May 23, 2013 - 4:41pm

OK, Aperture is finally loading like its old self. I deleted every trace of it and then re-installed fresh.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and advice!

Bob

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

Bob Rockefeller's picture
by Bob Rockefeller
October 24, 2014 - 2:33pm

This has happened again. And again I have:

  • Deleted Aperture
  • Deleted the library
  • Deleted every preference file I could find
  • Deleted the Aperture application support folder in both Libraries
  • Repaired disk permissions
  • Logout out of my main account and into a test account where Aperture launches quickly, as usual

But it still launches very, very slowly on my main account. What did I miss?

Bob
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Bob Rockefeller
Midway, GA
www.bobrockefeller.com

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