7 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2012 9:53 PM by léonie
SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)

My MBP without any external drives attached when trying to import shows "(old) MBP" while the box is "new MBP."

 

The OS and Aperture Library on the new MBP work fine and see the proper drive for Libraries, but "Import" references only the old MBP and i cannot seem to navigate to the proper (internal) drive to import from. There is only the one internal drive and no external drives are attached.

 

This has to do only with navigating to the proper drive to import from. All other Aperture functions work fine up to trying to import.

 

Thoughts?

 

TIA

 

-Allen

  • 1. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,800 points)

    Allen,

     

    Are you refering to the Import window or File->Import->Folders as Projects?

     

    A sceen shot of the window in question might help.

  • 2. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)

    Frank-

     

    AP_pic_1.jpg

    and

    AP_pic_2.jpg

     

    reference a desktop that does not actually exist on my MBP. And this only happens when I go to import as shown.

     

    -Allen

  • 3. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    Allen, whenever I see things in the views that Aperture presents,  that should no longer not exist, I trash the preferences - often this is caused by Aperture not being able to update the preference file.

     

    Just a long shot

     

    Regards

     

    Léonie

  • 4. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,915 points)

    Any idea what is being synchronized?

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/183/18361677-1.jpg

    I've seen "Loading" and "Loading Assets", but never "Synchronizing".

  • 5. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,800 points)

    As Léonie suggested moving out the preference file is a good place start. Might as well throw in a library and permission repair just to get that all out of the way.

     

    I'm still a bit unclear on just what is going on. The screen shot you posted shows the Desktop folder selected  and folders and files presumably in it. Are you saying that's not the case?

     

    What if you click on the Macintosh HD link in the top section, what does that expand to?

     

    One other thing that is odd is the Synchronizing and gear above the folder display. Does that ever go away? Does it happen if you select other folders?

     

    When did you bring up the new MBP? Has this been going on since then? How did you migrate from the old to the new?

  • 6. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    SierraDragon Level 4 Level 4 (2,695 points)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

    I'm still a bit unclear on just what is going on. The screen shot you posted shows the Desktop folder selected  and folders and files presumably in it. Are you saying that's not the case?

    Yes. That is a desktop from a different MBP, not in use, not connected, bluetooth off.

     

     

    What if you click on the Macintosh HD link in the top section, what does that expand to?

    Nothing.

     

    One other thing that is odd is the Synchronizing and gear above the folder display. Does that ever go away?

    No.

     

    Does it happen if you select other folders?

    I can only select what you see. I will be at that box later and experiments some more.

     

     

    When did you bring up the new MBP? Has this been going on since then? How did you migrate from the old to the new?

    No the MBP is a year old and I do not migrate, I start with fresh installs and copy-in data files. It has been normal for a year.

     

    (A) BT was on and the other box was nearby a week ago and (B) Apple warranty service remove all power right before I observed this.

     

    I will dump prefs later, that is a logical first step.

     

    Thanks all.

     

    -Allen

  • 7. Re: How to change the drive being imported from?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    Allen,

    do you see this non-existent MBP Desktop also when working from a different User account? Or only when working from your regular account?

     

    And what do you see in the Terminal, when you list your volumes with

         ls Volumes  ?

    I see then exactly the Volumes Aperture shows in the Import panel.

     

    Léonie