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I deleted 1 file and all of my projects, folders and albums

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I deleted 1 file and all of my projects, folders and albums disappeared. I found them in the trash randomly mixed with over 2000 other files. Can my projects folders and albums be returned as they were without picking them out one at a time ?
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How did you delete the first file and from where?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was working in aperture 3 with about 25 files I was deleting those which I wanted to get rid of, one at a time. I clicked on one and thats when everything disappeared except the remaining files I was working on.

Thanks, Bob.

Is the project still in the Aperture Trash? Then you can restore it by selecting it in the Trash, ctrl-clicking it and selecting "Put Back" from the pop-up menu.

If you emptied the Trash, the project will be in the System Trash on your Mac's Dock. You'll need to move the project or other files to the Desktop and reimport it to Aperture.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I know that I can do that. My problem is that ALL of the files in each category, projects, folders, and albums totaling about 75 in all are SCATTERED in NO particular order among 2000 other files that were previously deleted over a period of a few months. I was hoping to avoid going threw the 2075 to pick out the 75 that just got dumped. that could take forever. Thanks.

Do I assume correctly that these files are in the OS X Trash and not in Aperture's Trash?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

there in the aperture trash but all mixed in with 2000 others totally out of order.

Unfortunately, it sounds like you ran into an unknown problem when deleting that caused this issue and there is no feature available that is prepared to handle this type of request sadly.

If you'd like I can open this question to other Experts to see if they have any creative ideas?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX appreciate your help. I'll try bringing it in to my apple store.

I am satisfied with your help, obviously we could not resolve the problem so I will click not satisfied so I don't get charged $58:00. but thank you.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi John, I hope I'm not missing something, you said I can go to the trash control click on the project and selecting it. To be clear, approximately 75 pictures, some in a folder, some in albums and some in projects all got dumped in the trash in no particular order spread out among 2000 other files that I deleted over the past few months. My problem is still going back into the trash and FIRST identifying each individual picture first, many of which are very similar to each other. none of the pics are in any type of grouping at all. I think all I can do at this point is to start going threw the 2000 files and rechoosing what I want to save, right ? Thanks again.


Hi Bob. Yes, sadly there is not a way to specifically/automatically choose the items deleted last, etc...