1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 5, 2008 12:57 PM by parakon
Zembla Level 1 (0 points)
Hello All, I've been reading the user guide and haven't been able to find a real solution.

I have a MBP with an External WD 500G Hardrive. I have maybe 30 000 pictures on it and I want to move all those pictures to a new RAID 2TB Hardisk.

How can I move all my pictures without loosing all the information in my library? I don't want to have to relocate all the pictures to a different folder/hardrive. So how can I make sure I can move all my pictures without loosing all my keywords, notes etc in Aperture?

Thank you so much in advance.

Macbook Pro With Aperture 2.1.1, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • parakon Level 3 (545 points)
    I guess you are talking about a referenced library?

    If so, move all your images to the new 2TB drive. In Aperture, select all images and go to: 'File' > 'Manage Referenced Files...'. In the dialog you will see that all images are listed in red. In the lower part of the dialog, navigate to the new location of the masters and select one of them. Then select the corresponding one in the top part of the dialog.

    Click the "Reconnect All" button and Aperture will reconnect each master.

    On the other hand, if you are talking about a managed library, close Aperture and just copy / move your Aperture library to the new 2TB drive and double click the library in the new location. This will start Aperture with the new library as the default library.

    Paul K