2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 10:19 PM by Psilocybe
Psilocybe Level 1 Level 1

My Aperture preferences are constantly being reset when launching Aperture. For example, the following preferences:


  • View > Inspector > Swap Position
  • Preferences > General > Automatically stack new versions
  • View > Hide Toolbar
  • Aperture > Commands > Custom Command Set
  • Preferences > Export > External Editor > CS6
  • Preferences > Export > External Editor File Format > TIFF16BIT


And more. Whenever I launch Aperture I must reset every one of these, every time : (   Any ideas?




  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
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    this looks, like Aperture is unable to write the preferences file or your presets.


    See the Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics on how to remove the com.apple.aperture.plist file from the Preferences folder and how to remove the command presets.


    You did not say, what your Aperture version and your MacOS X version are. In MacOS X 10.7.x  your user library is hidden.  You open it best from the Finder's "Go" menu, from the main menu bar:


         Go  > Go to folder           then hold down the alt/option key until the library appears in the drop down menu. Select it to open.


    Also, with the new process model in Lion and Mt. Lion I'd log off and on again, before removing preferences files. Quitting an application alone will not always suffice to terminate the processes.




  • Psilocybe Level 1 Level 1

    Hello Leonie,


    Thanks for the response. This didn't solve the problem. I'm moving from library to library often, and that appears to be resetting it, even though the preferences for each are set (and reset) identically. Does that make sense?


    Preferences continue to be erased on a consistent basis : (