In order to have more space on my hard disk, I bought an external HD where I wanted to store my Itunes and Aperture library.
Formatted the exteral HD as Mac OS extended journaled, in order to back it up using Time Machine to my Time Capsule.
I used Iphoto before going over to Aperture.
In order to move my files I selected all my projects in Aperture, and then used relocate masters to move them to my new HD.
This added 92 GB to my new external HD.
I made a check by removing the external HD, and as expected saw that if I wanted to adjust pictures in Aperture, the section adjustment was grey.
After plugging in the HD it worked again as it should.
So I thought all had gone well.
I noticed that not all the pictures were found though, and I saw that the pictures that were not found had a keyword " iphoto original"
After moving from Iphoto to Aperture, I had deleted all Iphoto files, so did not expect to find any reference to Iphoto.
I open these pictures, but Aperture can not find the originals.
The Pictures folder in my home directory was still on my internal HD under users, and contained 90GB; all missing pictures are there as well.
I copied that folder to my external HD, and moved the original folder to the trash.
When I opened Aperture no pictures were there at all.
Of course I put the pictures back from the trash, but now I am wondering:
Aperture was clearly using the Pictures file in my home directory; why was it not using the masters I relocated?
How can I move the Pictures file to my external HD? I now have the relocated master file on my external HD, a copy of the Pictures file from my home directory, and also the Pictures file in my internal HD, which takes up a lot of space.
Where can I find the original pictures from the deleted Iphoto library; they are all in the Picture file, and with normal size of several MB per picture, but Aperture can not seem to find them.
Lot of questions, would appreciate it if someone could help me out.