5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2008 4:08 AM by judydoll
judydoll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I attended an Apple Seminar on Aperture a few months ago. At the end of the seminar, we were all given a copy of Aperture 2.0. It's a legitimate copy with Serial numbers; however, it is ineligible for upgrades. After a successful install, I tried to open Aperture but received the following message: "Aperture cannot access this library. To use this library make sure its file permissions are set correctly" How can I set my file permissions? Can anybody help me get my Aperture up and running?

Thanks!

Judy

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • 1. Re: Aperture File Permissions
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,355 points)
    Launch Aperture with the command and option keys held down. In the dialog that comes up, try the "consistency check" option.
  • 2. Re: Aperture File Permissions
    judydoll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you, William. I'm trying it now, but the consistency check is taking a long time, so far about 30 minutes. Is that unusual?
  • 3. Re: Aperture File Permissions
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,355 points)
    How big is your library?

    It took about 3 minutes for me, with my 150 GB library. But I have an 8 core machine with very fast disks and 8 GB of RAM.

    If it's still running (and saying VACUUM DATABASE or something), let it go.
  • 4. Re: Aperture File Permissions
    sizzling badger Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    If this is a new installation then I'm presuming you have no images loaded yet. If so then delete the library and let Aperture create a new empty one.
  • 5. Re: Aperture File Permissions
    judydoll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    William and sizzling badger,

    Thank you both for your help. I followed William's suggestion and let the consistency check run. It actually never stopped running. This morning it was still running (with the vacuum database message). When I read sizzling badger's suggestion to delete the library, I forced quit the consistency check to try that. On a whim, I chose to try to open the Aperture library first before I deleted it and it opened. I shut it down and opened Aperture from my applications and it opened without a problem. I can only assume that the consistency check had taken care of the permissions problem during the the 14 hours it was running.

    Again, thank you both for your suggestions, they resulted in a 'solved problem'.

    Judy