I was using Aperture on my new iMac. It has a 450 gb drive.. about 350 of that was full when all of a sudden.. aperture just started crashing. It would take forever to startup, hang, crash.

I've been reading up on recovery options.. rebuilding the library. I tried that, it gets 3/4 of the way through and hangs.. no progress after 6 hours waiting. had to force quit the process.

I chose to start shooting on raw at some point.. maybe it was having trouble with those files? Either way, I would like to save my existing photos and reinstall the app. I found the aperture library where it has each project in a single project file.. some are like 20 gb. I was wondering if I just move the contents of that folder out.. uninstall and import them back in later.. will that work?