1. Is your Library on your system disk? How much free space is left?
This is _very_ important. You should not run Aperture until you have freed up space on your system disk. Recommended amount of free space varies from 10-25%. I consider 10% an absolute minimum. Anything under 15% makes me nervous.
2. Almost everyone runs out of storage space. The next step -- assuming you have 100% managed Originals -- is to relocate some of your Originals to an external or second drive. How big is your Library (the file size shown in Finder)? How many Images are in your Library? Do you know the total storage requirement for your Originals?
3. First step is to clean your system drive. Empty Aperture's Trash. Empty your system trash. Examine your drive (the free Omni Disk Sweeper is excellent) for huge files you don't need. Determine what you do need. Buy more storage space. Hard drives are an excellent buy today.
For more specific advice, please provide your OS X and Aperture versions, you MacBook version, and your system drive capacity, as well as answers to the questions listed above.
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook6,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MB61.00C8.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.51f53
Serial Number (system): W8******8PX
Sudden Motion Sensor:
Thanx for all of your suggestions but I'm not sure how I an clean my system...I was starting to work on a solution with my Aperture photos but got the message I sent you so that I could not get beck into it and it now seems as if everything on my computer is full even though I just deleted some emails...how to proceed?
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