Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
I am sure you meant
Aperture/Preferences/Web/Edit/Remove the MobileMe account
didn't you? At least, I do not see any "Edit" in the "File" menu.
Another way that worked for me (if you want to keep some of your MM galeries) is to select the album in the "Web" section of the Library Inspector and to select all images in the album, then to delete the images from the album. After deleting all images in the album, the albums no longer try to synchronize. Then you can delete the albums. But you would have to do that album by album.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to léonie)
In the drop down under File, within Web Accounts is a choice to Edit Web Accounts -- do you not see that? That does in fact take you to the Preferences panel, which could be accessed from Preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
Thank you Ernie - the "Web Accounts" Menu entry is completely missing in Aperture on my "Lion"-MBP. I have removed the Preferences and I am rebooting and right now. I am hoping that will take care of that. On my SL system I see exactly the menu entry as you described. Sorry for the confusion.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to léonie)
Nothing to be embarassed about.
This was a good question, and one I had not fully considered until it was asked. I will have to deal with removing all MobileMe galleries shortly, and would have already done it were I using Lion as my everyday OS.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
I will have to deal with removing all MobileMe galleries shortly
Apple will remove them for you in June
I already left a "Farrewell Mobile Me" notice on my MM webpage to point visitors to my new web site. In June it will be to late ...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
Well, thanks for the advice, but none of it worked.
I attempted to delete my albums in MobileMe. Randomly, about 8 showed back up online.
I opened Aperture and it immediatley began trying to sync those albums, grinding the app to a halt in the process.
I guess my new ask is:
How do I get rid of evertyhing mobileme related within Aperture? Aperture can't seem to 'forget' mobileme existed. Not sure how to scrape this awful mess out of Aperture.
The other bummer is the sync process continues regardless of what Aperture library I have open. I can't even load a clean library and try and work inside that (right now).
I'm completely done with MobileMe, don't want anything saved, backed up, migrated or otherwise retained. Just want it gone.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
I 'disabled' the web account, but couldn't 'Remove' it. Thats the catch. I can't remove the account while Aperture is synchronizing. I can't stop or pause Aperture's sync process long enough to delete the account. Therefore I get stuck in a loop.
What I just tried, and was successful with:
Go to my MobileMe gallery page. Delete every gallery on the page. This apparently makes Aperture take a longer time to find the albums to sync to (this comes in very handy later)
Wait for it to start sync'ing (or more correctly, start trying to find the albums you just deleted).
click the 'sync' swirling icon next to the current gallery that is in the sync process.
Aperture throws a warning dialog something like "you can continue to sync by clicking this button again later".
Click OK, and prepare to do the following as fast as you can......
Very quickly, before Aperture decides to start syncing the next gallery in line, click:
File->Web Accounts->Edit Web Accounts
Select 'MobileMe' and hit the ' - ' button to remove the account.
IF the "removing this MobileMe account will delete all your stuff" warning dialog pops up BEFORE the Aperture Sync process starts on the next MobileMe album, you're in luck, and you can successfully delete the MobileMe account. If not, go back and try again.
Aperture may 'unexpectedly quit' a time or two, but once I got the timing just right, I managed to finally delete the MobileMe web account, and now Aperture seems to have, for real, forgotten all about MobileMe.