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Aperture Cannot Access this Library

2158 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2010 11:08 AM by Terence Devlin RSS
buffyr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 17, 2010 8:25 PM
When I try to launch Aperture 3 I get the message "Aperture cannot access this library To use this library, make sure its file permissions are set correctly" How do I get beyond this? How can I set permission on the library?
Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • troutflyfisher Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2010 7:17 AM (in response to buffyr)
    I have the same problem. Does anyone have the answer?
  • Marinaio88 Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2010 7:43 AM (in response to troutflyfisher)
    Are your libraries on external drives? If so, right click on the drive and scroll down to "Get Info". At the very bottom of the "Get info" dialog box, look to see if the "Ignore ownership on this volume" box is checked. If not, check it and see if that helps.

    In LR, if that box is unchecked, the library on the drive can't be accessed. Perhaps the same is true with A3.
    Mac Pro 2x3 Ghz Quad Core Intel Xeon-16gigs RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), MacBook Pro- 2.8Ghz-4gigs RAM
  • dfrancefort Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2010 11:04 AM (in response to buffyr)
    Do a permissions repair on the o/s and data volume if is is separate

    go-utilities-disk utility
    repair permissions
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Feb 28, 2010 11:08 AM (in response to dfrancefort)
    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching Aperture. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild.

    Note: Repairing Permissions with Disk Utility only works on System Files.


    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM


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