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Aperture freezes the whole computer

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Dec 4, 2012 11:04 AM

I have Aperture 3. I can use all the preset adjusments and run through the whole program no problem but i have an issue where every time i go to use a brush tool for a short amount of time it freezes the whole computer to the point where i have to force shut down. I have a Macbook pro 15" Retina with 8gb RAM, 250gb SSD, Intel Hd Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5  (so the lower end MBPR). I have created new libraries and i have reinstalled the most recent update but it still does it. I was told by my AV teacher who is a Mac Genius to create a new account on my computer and run it through that account and i did and it seems to be fine. how do i fix it on my regular account? what could be wrong? help and advice would be great! Thanks!

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,745 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to Con_G)

    Try to find the differences between your regular account and the new account where Aperture works.


    • Compare your preference settings in Aperture.
    • Check your start-up items in in the Users&Groups panel. Do you use different start up items when logging in?
    • Have you installed any software, that is only used in your account and not installed for all users, like Cameras of Flexibit?


    Make sure your Aperture library is in working condition. Crashes can have left it corrupted, so use the Aperture Library first Aid Tools to repair the permissions and the database, see:

    Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library: Aperture 3 User Manual


    SInce the problem is restricted to your account, remove the User preferences from the User Library, if none of the above fixed the problem, see teh paragraph on preferences in

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

    and if that does not suffice, remove the presets.





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