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How can I save Aperture in an external disk?

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How can I save Aperture in an external hard disk?



MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    If you are referring to the app, just copy Aperture app from the Applications folder to the external drive. To make sure that Aperture will work properly, make sure that the external drive is formatted in "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".


    If you are referring to the library, the same, but in this case, you must format the external drive with "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)

    In addition to mende1's advice:

    • The Aperture application should be installed in the "Applications" folder; otherwise software update will not work.
    • Your Aperture Library can be stored where you want it, but if your Aperture library is referenced (if you are storing your original image files outside the Aperture Library), you will need to use the command "File > Relocate Original" to move the original image files to your external hard drive as well.  Check the "Import panel" in Aperture, how the option "Store Files" in the "Aperture" brick of the import panel is set - "in their current location" or "In the Aperture Library".





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