3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2013 12:38 PM by léonie
1macprincess! Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

All my libraries are on my ehd, and for some reason, i can't open any of them. i keep getting permissions errors. also, the "media" option in my finder window seems to have vanished.

help please?

merry christmas!!!


iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,560 points)

    Merry christmas to you too, 1macprincess.

     

    All my libraries are on my ehd, and for some reason, i can't open any of them. i keep getting permissions errors.

    What happened, before this started? Have you updated any new software? What is your current Aperture version?  If you just recently updated to Aperture 3.5.1, check the format of your external drive. Aperture 3.5 will not open any libraries on disks, that are not formatted MacOS X Extended (Journaled).

     

    also, the "media" option in my finder window seems to have vanished.

    In Mavericks, the "Media" brick is only shown in the File Chooser, afaik.

    You see it in the "Open" dialogue:

    Screen Shot 2013-12-24 at 21.00.29GMT+1.PNG

     

    Léonie

  • 1macprincess! Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    hi leonie! i was hoping you'd be here! i'm trying to take a screenshot of my lacie "get info" to show you, but it won't paste here for some reason. anyway, it says MacOSX Extended (Case-sensitve Journaled)

     

     

    Also, the Media brick doesn't show in my finder sidebar. how do i get it back?

    thanks so much! i'm trying to print some photos (last minute of course!) and really appreciate your help! (and everyones help, of course...especially during the season!)

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,560 points)
    but it won't paste here for some reason. anyway, it says MacOSX Extended (Case-sensitve Journaled)

     

    Case sensitive can cause problems (filename conflicts when copying from a case sensitive volume to a non-case sensitive one), but it should still work with Aperture.

     

     

    i keep getting permissions errors

     

    What is the exact error message?

    Also, the Media brick doesn't show in my finder sidebar. how do i get it back?

    It is gone in Mavericks. At least, I never found a way to show it since I upgraded to Mavericks. It will only show, when you use "File > Open" in an application.

     

    Added:

    To configure your Finder Sidebar:

    Screen Shot 2013-12-24 at 21.36.16GMT+1.PNG