9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 12:43 AM by léonie
Sharif Sedigh Moghaddam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've just installed the aperture application and wanted to relocated the library on external Hard drive before I import my photos from camera but I've faced by an error which i can't relocate the library on external hard device ! i wanted to location of library and then import my photos on aperture ! what should i do !?


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  • 1. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    but I've faced by an error which i can't relocate the library on external hard device !

    How are you trying to move the library to an externall drive? And what exactly is the error message? Do you get the error, when you want to open the library on that drive, or can you not move it there?

     

    To move an Aperture library to an external drive,

    • Connect the drive to your mac,
    • Check the formatting with "File > Get Info" (The drive must be formatted "MacOS X Extended (Journaled)", otherwise Aperture cannot open the library on that drive.
    • Set the "Ignore Ownership on this Volume" flag.

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    • If the formatting is o.k., select your Aperture Library in the FInder and drag it from the folder where it is now to the external drive.
    • Then double click the library in the new location to en Aperture on it.
    • If you have referenced images, select teh images in Aperture and use the command "File> relocate original files" to copy the original files alo to your external drive.

     

    What happens when you try that? If you are getting error messages, post please the exact eroor messages, and also, when the errors occur.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    Sharif Sedigh Moghaddam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually i didn't try to move my aperture library on my external hard and ive faced by this error

     

    " There was an error creating an Aperture library at /valoume/element/image/canon 5D mark iii/Aperturlibarery.aplibarery. chose different location and try again"

     

     

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    and also i have check my external hard drive which is exFat !! should i format it again because i formated it once before !!

     

     

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  • 3. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)
    and also i have check my external hard drive which is exFat !!

     

    That is the problem. Aperture will not create libraries on hard drives with MS DOS formatting, and it cannot open libraries there. If you want to store libraries on that volume reformat it (after saving all data it contains). However, you will no longer be able to access that drive from windows systems.

     

     

    You could patition the drive, so that you have a Windows partition and a Mac partition.

    See: Use locally mounted Mac OS X Extended volumes for your Aperture library

  • 4. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    Sharif Sedigh Moghaddam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so it shows that i have to buy a new external hard for my photos or keep my photos on my mac right ?!

  • 5. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    If having two separate partitions on that drive is no option for you, then yes - buy a drive for your Aperture library - you can never have too much disk space for photo files.

    I don't know what your MacOS X version is, but with Mt. Lion you could repartition the drive without erasing its current contens and add a second partition this way.

  • 6. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    Sharif Sedigh Moghaddam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so you mean by Mt. Lion i can repartition my drive in 2 different parts and make one of them for photo files ?! yeah you're right i can never have but is still better than keep photos on instenal hard drive !

     

    My mac is Macbook Pro with Retina Display

     

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  • 7. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    That should work, if your drive has a GUID Partition Scheme map.

     

    To add a second partition to your drive, do the following.

    • Make a current backup.
    • Then open Disk Utility. Select your drive in the sidebar.
    • Click the partition tab.
    • Drag the resize corner to make the current partition smaller.
    • Click "+" to add a new partition. Set the format of the new partition to "MacOS X Extended (Journaled) and name the partition. Then click "Apply"

     

    The new partition should be shown as a different disk on your desktop and in the sidebar.

     

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  • 8. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    Sharif Sedigh Moghaddam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks man ! I will try it or otherwise buy new hard drive !!

     

    Thank you

  • 9. Re: Cannot relocated the aperture library !!!
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    Good luck!

     

    Léonie