2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 12:43 PM by Beetone
Beetone Level 2 (320 points)

When I attempt to create a new vault I get the following message: 

"The new vault could not be created. Please ensure that the destination path has the appropriate permissions and that vault has a unique name."

I have one existing vault on an external drive and wish to create a second one on the same drive.


               The drive is properly mounted and appears on the desktop

               I have checked permissions for the drive and I have read/write privileges

               The proposed name of the new vault is quite different from the existing vault

                I have verified permissions on the internal drive

I am running Aperture 3 with Mountain Lion.

Can anyone please help?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,715 points)

    As a test try creating a vault on a different drive, the internal drivr in your home folder will work well.


    If that works then there is most likely some permission problem with the drive. If it fails then there is an Aperture problem.


    Post the results back and we can try to sort it out.



  • Beetone Level 2 (320 points)

    Thanks for your input.

    As I also had a problem with Time Machine - which would not run updates - it occurred to me that there was a more widespread problem in the operating system. I had run Apple's Disk Utility which had reported that everything was ok. I have now run Disk Doctor (which I should have done sooner) which came up with a lenghty list of broken links which it repaired.

    TM is now working normally.

    Had it not seemed that the problem was widespread I would have followed the route you suggested.