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Aperture cannot access this library

1816 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2013 12:52 PM by puckish RSS
Niko K Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 6, 2013 8:40 AM

"Aperture cannot access this library

 

To use this library, make sure its file permissions are set correctly."

 

Anyone come across this before?  I have tried to repair the permissions but it still does not respond.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,805 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to Niko K)

    More info is needed.

    Where is the library in question, what type of drive is it on and how is the drive formatted?

    Did the problem just start, what has changed?

    Any other oddities multiple people access library for example.

     

    OS and Aperture versions

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,805 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to Niko K)

    The repair permissions you tried is the one that is in Aperture's first aid correct, not the repair permissions in Disk Utility?

     

    If it was the Disk Utility one then do the Aperture one, that is the correct one to run in this case.

     

    So the drive the library was one before the copy is a RAID drive and it works OK but when you copied it to, where?, you get the permissions errors.

     

    If you just laid out the whole situation it would be so much easier then us playing 20 questions

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to Niko K)

    Niko,

    what type of drive is it on and how is the drive formatted?

    To come back to Frank's question - how is the drive formatted? Aperture 3.4.3 will not open a library, if it is on a volume that is not formatted MacOS X Extended.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,485 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to Niko K)

    3. I run periodic permissions repairs on my hard drive (the MacHD drive) which I did and I think it is probably from this point that I was not able to open aperture.

    The permissions repair in Disk Utility do not know about the permissions required in the Aperture Library. Use Aperture's own "Repair Permissions" to  fix them, as Frank said:

    The repair permissions you tried is the one that is in Aperture's first aid correct, not the repair permissions in Disk Utility?

     

    If it was the Disk Utility one then do the Aperture one, that is the correct one to run in this case.

    You need to use Aperture's "Aperture Library First Aid Tools":

    • Select your Aperture Library in the Finder and hold down the ⌥⌘-key combination firmly, while double clicking the library.
    • From the "First Aid" panel select the option "Repair Permissions". Then try again, if you now can open the Aperture Library.

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,805 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 6:36 AM (in response to Niko K)

    Niko K wrote:

     

    I carried out the permissions repair using disk utility.  I cant do anything with Aperture because it fails to open and gives me the error message that I described in my first post.  I'll go through the entire sequence of events.

     

    As I wrote you have to run the disk repair from Aperture's fist aid window. Hold down the option and comand key while staring Aperture and you should get the window see Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics

     

    The focus of the permission repair in Disk Utility is limited to system level files, files in the OS. It knows nothing of Applications or user data and will not change permission on those types of files.

     

    3. I run periodic permissions repairs on my hard drive (the MacHD drive) which I did and I think it is probably from this point that I was not able to open aperture.

    While this can do no harm it is a complete waste of your time unless you are experiencing errors. And even then it is of limited use. Running this command had noting to do with your current problem but as I wrote it also won't fix anything.

     

    Run the Aperture permission repair and post back. If there is still a problem there are other ways to possibly fix it.

     

    good luck

     

    regards

  • Dennis A. Livesey Calculating status...
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    Jun 3, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to Niko K)

    I have been having this Aperture permission issue as well.

     

    The current fix is this for me.

     

    I was unable to change the permissions on the external drive where I keep the Library. I logged out. Opened the Special User account. I then changed permisions in the Get Info pallet of the Aperture Libary that is on a external hard drive. In particular I checked the "Ignore owenrship on this drive."

     

    I went back to my acoount and Aperture opened right up. We will see for how long.

     

    Dennis

  • puckish Calculating status...
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    Aug 12, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to Niko K)

    Aperture Library 3.2.4 last modified Sunday, July 14, 2013 1:43 AM on Castor Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive) OS X 10.6.8

     

     

    When press and hold Option and Command keys to start Aperture from the dock the Aperture Library First Aid popup does not appear and Aperture > Preferences is grayed--not selectable.

     

    Now what?

     

    RonT

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