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The worst of all things that could possibly happen has happened. There was a hard drive crash, the hard drive of my Aperture Library on it. Now when I open Aperture, I just have a blank library. I have no images. All the work I've done, years of memories have faded away. There is hope. Because I used the Vault system, I can restore everything that I've done up to the last backup, which hopefully was basically every time I did any work. So, how do I do that? Well, here I am in a fresh Aperture Library, and we have no information at all.
I go down to the Gear in the Vault menu here and I go Restore Library. I choose that. So, we're going to select. We have to select a Vault. So, we're going to go to here. Here's the Vault that we created in our last movie, the Bonnie Vault. I'm going to select that. I can say that should be my Source. I'm going to click Restore. I get the warning, I don't know why it's warning me, because this is saving me, but you can read this alert if you want, speed readers, hurry up, come on, all right.
Let's go. Now, we're going to restore from the Vault. Obviously, if you have a large library, this will take longer. There is our project file there. Here is our project container. Here's the Smart Album that we created. Look at this. Here's all of our versions. Do we have Metadata? Oh yes! We have Metadata too. We have everything that we left off with, all restored, safe and sound.
It's a system that works great. And as I've mentioned a few times now, if you use the managed library approach, your Masters are here, all of your work is here. If you use the reference library approach, all of your work will be here. Your Masters will be where you've been storing them, and hopefully, they are backed up too. The day is saved. All your memories are intact, and what a great way to end this movie!
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