Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 1:22 PM (in response to JABA6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 1:30 PM (in response to WALTER-MILANO-ITALY)
Options given when opening with command and option down are "repair permissions, repair database, and rebuild database." Have tried all 3 several times, and this doesn't help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to JABA6)
Right click on the folder which contains your library files (xxxxxx.aplibrary) and click on Get Info.
In mine I see I have Read and Write Permissions for myself and for everyone.
I have Library on my internal HD and pictures referenced on external HD. The Database check is performed even without the external drive connected.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to JABA6)
How is the external drive formatted and attached to the Mac? Aperture requires an OS X Extended filesystem for the library and it needs to be locally mounted.
What model of LaCie drive do you have?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 10:22 PM (in response to JABA6)
Now a message to check FILE PERMISSIONS
What is the exact message and when does it occur?
Have you upgraded Aperture recently? What is your Aperture version? Starting with Aperture 3.4. Aperture is checking the formatting of the drive containing the library. Previous versions ignored the formatting and let you happily put your library onto a drive with the wrong formatting, but that is no longer possible.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2013 4:51 AM (in response to JABA6)
Somehow, with the help of these suggestions, I was able to get the library to open. It is the latest version of Aperture. Not sure what I did, but I'm back in business. THanks to all who responded!