1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 27, 2013 9:33 AM by léonie
sandyfromsugar land Level 1 (0 points)

I have lost my original disk and serial number, what can I do?

Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • léonie Level 10 (85,225 points)

    Do you need to reinstall or only need the serial number?


    To retrieve the serial number - if Aperture is still running on any Mac you own, you can see the serial number in the "About" panel when Aperture is running:

    From the main menu bar:  Aperture > About Aperture.


    If you do no longer have a running Aperture installation to retrieve the serial number, contact Apple with a proof of purchase and ask for a replacement serial number, see these links as to what is considered to be a proof of purchase:


    Pro Application Replacement Serial Numbers: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1861


    If you need an installer to reinstall Aperture without CD/DVD, download the Aperture Trial:

    You can download the Aperture Trial here:

         Aperture 3.1 Trial


    Delete your current Aperture version from the Applications folder, then run the Trial installer and immediately update using "Software Update" from the -menu.


    Then launch Aperture and enter your serial numbers, all while signed in as an administrator.