Like many people I have put off moving from Aperture, but finally decided to try migrating to Capture One. Unfortunately I am having problems with the migration. All my photos are referenced and have been for years so it seemed like it should be simple. But, when I import an Aperture library all my Library folders are all shown as being on a drive that is offline. My main hard drive "Macintosh HD" is shown with a red tag against it. But if I select any file and pick "show in finder" it shows me exactly where the file is.
If I try to synchronise a folder, Capture 1 creates a second hierarchy underneath "In Catalog" with a green tag. See picture below.
I thought that a work around might be to drag a folder from the "red hierarchy" to the "green" one but then I get a message saying that files already exist and asking me if I want to merge them. Answering yes deletes all the files on disk! Backup is a wonderful thing.
I have read Walter Rowe's article and his instructions do not work for me either. If I import a "temporary" catalog into a "master" catalog there are no folders shown under "In Catalog" and "Show in Finder" and "locate" are both greyed out. The files are now "inside" the Capture One catalog.
One of my main reasons for picking Capture One was that there appeared to be a migration path. I don't mind a few "workarounds" to get it to work but I can't find one that does.
Any advice would be very welcome.
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