Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to scott nichol)
you may have a corrupted "ProAppSystemID" file or Aperture cannot write to the System Library.
To stop Aperture asking for the serial number, first check, if you still have an old file "ProAppSystemID" in your System Library.
- Quit Aperture.
- Go to your MacintoshHD and open the folder "Library", then "Application Support", then "ProApps".
- Remove the File "ProAppsSystemID" to the Desktop, if it exist and restart Aperture.
- Reenter your serial number, hopefully for the last time.
Sometimes Aperture writes this file to a temporary directory, when it cannot write to the Library. If the above does not work, look at the temporary directory /tmp
Use the Finder's "Go" menu
Go > Got to folder and enter /tmp into the textfield. If you see the file there, move it to its proper location.
In this case you may want to check the permissions on the "ProApps" folder. You need Read and Write permissions. MAke sure you are using an administrator account, when entering the serial numbers.
LéonieMacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4 GHz I.Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to léonie)
I had this problem too, and this procedure solved it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to scott nichol)
The latest Aperture update 3.4.3 solves exactly this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to Munas)
I updated to Aperture 3.4.3 and still had the problem. Removing the file MacintoshHD > Library > Application Support > ProApps > ProAppsSystemID solved the problem.
The problem arose when my old Mac Pro died. I bought a new one and restored all apps and documents from Time Capsule. As noted, v.3.4.3 did not solve the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to erlliott41)
When you start Aperture after an update it asks for a serial, however for the last time. If you close and open it again - it is not.
However, I am glad you solved the problem in one way or another.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to Munas)
Believe me, I opened and closed it plenty of times and it required both my version 3 update registration credentials and my original version 1.5 credentials. These totaled 79 digits each time! (I cut and pasted them in, obviously.)