2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 5:25 AM by léonie
msim20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have moved to a smaller SSD. Aperture library and files are all on a clone drive.

Pictures folder on my machine is currently empty.

 

I would live to move the Aperture Library from the Clone drive into the SSD.

And I would like to leave the pictures all there. Most of my pictures are referenced.

 

What is the best way to go about it?

 

My current understanding:

Copy the Aperture Library to the SSD.

Then open the Library and relink one of the referenced files.

Based on my past experience, all the other files will get relinked because the parent path for all the missing images is the new path that I will use when invoking "Locate images dialog".

 

Is that the right thing to do?

 

Thank you!


Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Neil G Level 3 Level 3 (740 points)

    Yes, that should do it.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,645 points)

    My current understanding:

    Copy the Aperture Library to the SSD.

    Then open the Library and relink one of the referenced files.

    Based on my past experience, all the other files will get relinked because the parent path for all the missing images is the new path that I will use when invoking "Locate images dialog".

     

    Is that the right thing to do?

    Is Aperture working with the Aperture library on the clone drive? Are all referenced images now connected properly? Then it should not be necessary to reconnect originals after you move the library back to the SSD, unless you move the referenced originals as well.

    Simply dragging your library back to your internal drive and opening Aperture by double clicking the library in the new location should suffice.

     

    Regards

    Léonie