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Recover images from Aperture 3?


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I thought I had moved all my images to another drive after my old mac died on me (I removed the HDD). I deleted all files from the removed drive after extracting what I thought I needed (I have not formatted it using disk utilities). It turns out many images where on an external drive and linked to Aperture whilst some may have been saved inside aperture. The problem is i deleted the aperture library in error. The good news is I recovered it using Time Machine but the only place I have been able to find the images is inside aperture (I loaded it onto my new machine and transferred the aperture library over from time capsule, the problem is though the files no longer have masters so cannot be exported, I had a look around the web for help and discovered you can simply drag and drop the previews to the desktop. I have been able to do this but the previews are only averaging 500kb when the original files are between 3mb & 10mb.
I am sure I have made the correct preference changes in aperture (preview) to keep the files original size but they are not.

I really could do with some help on this as some important photos are missing.

The aperture library is 50gb so I'm sure they are all recoverable but I need help please.

Also the drive the images where originally on is still in use. Is there a way of scanning the drive to recover deleted images without affecting the files still on the drive using software. I don't mind paying for software that is better suited to the job than a freebie.
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I may be wrong (haven't used Aperture in a while) but I think the library is a bundle?
Try right-clicking on it and see if it has "Show Contents" in the menu.
If so, you might be able to find the pics.

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Hi,

They all seem to be small files in the bundle (as they are when I drag and drop) so they will not be suitable.
I am now trying data recovery 3 (deep scan) on the drive to see what it pulls up.

Worst case scenario is I have the pics but much lower res so ok for viewing but not for printing.
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