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May 1, 2013 9:02 PM

I have had the same laptop to desktop Aperture workflow for years.  When I'm done shooting on location, I export the current project/s off of my laptop to a portable drive and import it to my desktop.  I'm now having no luck getting any projects to import into my current year Aperture library, though I am able to import into older year libraries, so it seems that the problem is with the current year library.  Everything is on 3.4.4 and I have done all of the first aid and deleted the plist file, but none of it has worked.  Any thoughts?

 

Laptop: MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion

Desktop: Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    May 1, 2013 10:46 PM (in response to cashilini)
      I'm now having no luck getting any projects to import into my current year Aperture library, though I am able to import into older year libraries, so it seems that the problem is with the current year library. 

     

    What happens when you try to import?

     

    Some posters have reported, that the dialogue "Merge Library, Add library" is missing and Aperture will be going through the motions, pretending to import, but no images will be imported. Are you seeing the same?

     

    Things to check: Is your portable drive formatted correctly - MacOS X Extended (Journaled)?

     

    Are all your Aperture libraries - the one you export from on your MBP, the exported libraries, the one you want to import into on your Desktop machine - in good repair? I'd run the Aperture library First Aid tools on all of the libraries and repair the libraries, to ensure there are no issues. See:

    Aperture 3 User Manual: Repairing and Rebuilding Your Aperture Library

     

    If Aperture keeps merging the libraries instead of adding, it usually will help to force the "Merge-Add-prompt" by importing a duplicate image (an image that is also present in the destination library) into the library to be imported into the destination library.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    May 2, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to cashilini)

    As I mentioned, I have done all of the first aid.

    yes, I saw that you mentioned that, but it was not clear to me from what you wrote, if you had applied the procedure to all three libraries in question, so I mentioned it, just in case

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