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error importing iPhoto to Aperature

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Oct 24, 2013 2:04 PM

I just purchased Aperature and I'm having difficulty importing my iPhoto library into Aperture.  I'm using Aperture version 3.5 and iPhoto version 9.5. 


When I select from iPhoto "open in Aperture," Aperture launches but then says that I need to upgrade my iPhoto library to at least version 9.4.  But my library is at least 9.4 (and I've opened my iPhoto library from within iPhoto so I know its been upgrade).


I also tried importing the library from within Aperture by using file->import->library and then selecting my iPhoto Library.  When I do this, aperture appears to do nothing and becomes unresponsive.


My iPhoto library is not stored in my user directory. It's instead on a second internal disk.


It's fairly large (around 450 gb mainly due to having a lot of videos.


Does anyone have any idea thoughts on how I might import my iPhoto library?




  • firstlaunch Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 3:21 PM (in response to mbarron2896)

    Did you check your permissions on your external drive to see if "ignore permissions" is set? This might be a permisisons issue. Also, is both Aperture and iPhoto libraries on the same user acount?


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