4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2013 4:06 AM by Joel 29
Joel 29 Level 1 (0 points)


I am currently importing my photos as referenced in Aperture and want to automatically create the folder with the same name as my project, but it always create a folder named "test". I can't find where is my mistake? I think I already have already succeeded in doing that in the past.

2 screen copies (unfortunately in French) to help you understand better:

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During importation I also do a copy (Save) and it also create the same  "test" folder.

Thanks in advance for your help

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,459 points)

    I tried to reproduce the problem, and for me it is working well. What is your Aperture version? I tried in version 3.4.5.


    Have you tried to import into a new project for a change? Perhaps that can reset the "test" name, if you directly enter a project name.

    Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 12.32.55.png

    If that does not help, I'd try to repair your Aperture Library and to remove the Aperture preferences, see this support document:

    Aperture 3: Troubleshooting Basics




  • Joel 29 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have already tried as in you screen copy. I start firstly this way and should have shown that screen copy instead of mine . I have retried with a store file on a Nas and on the HDD, But result is still the same.

    If I create a personalized folder instead of using Project Name, it works correctly. 

    I have repaired the permission and there is still no improvement.

    Next step is to repair the database and remove the preferences. I will inform you later about the result.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,715 points)

    What device are you importing from?


    Ad what is the version of Aperture. The screen shot you posted does not match Léonie's or is it what I see when I import.

  • Joel 29 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is finally working after doind the following "Move the user created presets, keyword lists, and so on..." from Trouble shouting mentionned by Leonie.

    I previously did the first 2 steps of repair as below: HT3805-Aperture First Aid-en.jpg

    and also "Delete the user preferences" from Trouble shouting but without success..


    As answer to Frank: I imported from a SD card in a card reader and from the HDD

    To: HDD or a NAS.

    but all possibilities had same result.

    My import configuration was as below (similar to Leonie's screenshot):

    Capture d’écran 2013-08-16 à 18.40.54.png


    Thank you to both of you.