Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 8:58 PM (in response to vinny2020)
You need to enter both serial numbers when you have an upgrade license.
When first asked for a S/N, you enter your Aperture 3 upgrade S/N. Aperture will recognize this as an upgrade S/N and then ask you to enter your prior version (Aperture 2) S/N.
Did you follow that process?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to Thomas Emmerich)
Actually this is exactly what I do every day. Aperture asks for my license everytime my macbook pro boots up each day. If I leave my machine running then I can open and close (after the first time I enter the serial numbers ) the program with no issues. I don't know if something is getting erased when I start the machine?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to vinny2020)
You may have a corrupted "ProAppSystemID" file or Aperture cannot write to the System Library.
To stop Aperture asking for the serial number, first check, if you still have an old file "ProAppSystemID" in your System Library.
- Quit Aperture.
- Go to your MacintoshHD and open the folder "Library", then "Application Support", then "ProApps".
- Remove the File "ProAppsSystemID" to the Desktop, if it exist and restart Aperture.
- Reenter your serial number, hopefully for the last time.
Sometimes Aperture writes this file to a temporary directory, when it cannot write to the Library. If the above does not work, look at the temporary directory /tmp
Use the Finder's "Go" menu
Go > Got to folder and enter /tmp into the textfield. If you see the file there, move it to its proper location.
Make sure, you are logged in from an Administrator account, when you enter the serial number, so that Aperture has the permissions to write to the system library.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to léonie)
Thanks, it was definitely a permissions issue. Moving the file from /tmp to it's proper place fixed the issue immediately. FYI. Using Aperture's "fix permissions" and OSX's disk utility to "repair permissions" had no effect.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to léonie)
What is the proper location for the ProAppsSystemID file? I don't have a Pro Apps folder in Application Support.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 5:06 AM (in response to joshua773)
What is the proper location for the ProAppsSystemID file?
I don't have a Pro Apps folder in Application Support.
Then create the folder using the Finder.