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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 2:19 AM (in response to ZerbyPhotography)Start Aperture while holding down the alt-key, then select your library on your external disk and everything should be fine.
However, Aperture not showing up in the media browser is a bug caused by faces. See the thread over link: [here|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2332467&start=0&tstart= 0]iMac 24" 3.06 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 3:14 AM (in response to Ir. Bob)Thanks Ir. Bob, but Nothing different seems to happens when I open Aperture while holding alt. It just opens like when normally open it. I tried every combination of the cont. key w/ shift, fn, control, & command I can think of and no dice.
I checked the modifier keys in preferences and the option key is selected for the option key.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook3,1 + 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 4:02 AM (in response to ZerbyPhotography)Hmm, its rather strange that nothing happens when holding the alt-key, especially alt-command should invoke a window for repairing your library.
What you can do otherwise in Aperture 3, is to go to File and Switch library then select other and open your library on the external HD.iMac 24" 3.06 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 9:54 AM (in response to Ir. Bob)Thanks again for the suggestion, but it again didn't resolve the issue. I've selected the proper non-default location through preferences as well.
I'll make an appt. at the local Apple store for tomorrow. If they can shed some light on this issue I will post the results, however, I will try any other suggestions anyone has.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook3,1 + 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 6:00 PM (in response to ZerbyPhotography)Hello Everybody,
Ok...I went to the Genius Bar, but to no avail. (by the way, my issue about not being able to open programs while holding alt was due to my not depressing the alt key for the required length of time. So, false alarm on that one. Oops!)
I just updated to 3.0.1. I continued to have the same issues with accessing my files through the media browser. I called tech support; and through their instructions, I was able to gain access to my library through the media browser. This seemed to be by accident, so I don't know if it was due to the update, a particular logarithm of library selection, or a combination of the two.
What I remember being the last actions were to create an alternate library, >file, >>switch to library, >>>other, select the new library, (possibly restarting Aperture), then switching back to my main library through the same selection as previous (i think...possibly by a different method).
Regardless, my library is now accessible in the media browser in iLife & iWork programs.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook3,1 + 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 6:41 PM (in response to ZerbyPhotography)Thank you! It worked!
I created a new library by selecting >file, >>switch to library, >>>other, selected New Library. Then Quit Aperture (have to do this because it did not take until I quit). Restarted Aperture and switched back to my normal library.
Access to my Aperture library in the Media Browser came back right away. Desktop Background also returned. I had to restart the Mac to get the Screen Saver to come back.
Awesome!iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 6:47 PM (in response to Terry Mosher)ALL RIGHT TERRY!!
I'm glad it worked! I hope it works for others too!
MichaelMacbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook3,1 + 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2010 2:13 PM (in response to ZerbyPhotography)Oddly, this worked for many projects in my library, but none under a folder I labeled 2010. Everything else appears as expected.
I did import this 2010 folder as a separate project from another Aperture 3 library. I'm guessing that is the issue, but don't know how to rectify it.2.8 iMac, 2.6 iMac, 2.6 MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2)