Moving Aperture to External Hard Drive problem

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  1. zamboknee macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to move my Aperture library to an external hard drive but keep getting this popup:

    "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items."

    I have all 'Read and Write' privileges for my library so can't figure out why it's not letting me move the file.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I apologize for the simplistic reply, but have you tried repairing permissions?
     
  3. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Good advice, but I don't know whether you meant with Disk Utility (which repairs Application permissions) or repairing permisssions within the Aperture Library, as per this Apple doc.

    Launch Aperture while holding down opt+cmd keys to get the Aperture First Aid window.

    The OP may have assumed you meant the former, but the latter is the one I would try first.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Mike Boreham, thanks for your clarification directly above.

    To be honest, I didn't even -know- that Aperture offered an option to repair its own permissions!
     
  6. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried 'Repair Permissions' through Aperture and that didn't work. Then tried Disk Utility Repair Permissions.
    Neither worked.
     
  7. Mike Boreham, Dec 7, 2014
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    Thats disappointing. Not sure what to suggest except perhaps to ask in a more specialised Aperture related forum, like Aperture Expert or Apple Support Communities (Aperture section) or the Digital Photography section here. There are some very good Aperture people on the DPReview Mac section.

    Is your library managed or reference? If referenced are the permisions on the referenced images in order.

    If you do get info on the external drive what permission do you have there?

    How is external formatted?

    If you have to change permissions you should make sure you do "change enclosed" as well.

    Make sure you are well backed up, so anything you do to try and fix it can't make it worse.

    Are you using latest version of Aperture, 3.6 ?
     
  8. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    External drive permissions: I'll check and report back
    formatted: Mac OSX Extended (Journaled)
    Aperture is version 3.5.1
     
  9. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    This message is NOT about Read and Write privileges, but rather about ownership.

    If you are not the "owner" of your Aperture Library, some operations are not allowed.

    Do a Cmd + i on your Aperture Library, in the bottom of the window in "sharing and permissions", open the lock, select your username (Me) and click on the gear icon.

    If "Make me the owner" is grayed, you already are the owner.

    If it is black and clickable, click on it.

    Then test again moving your Aperture Library to the external Drive.
    Make sure doing this the right way...
     
  10. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was NOT the owner. It was black so I clicked it and made me the owner. I will post back when I am able to try it.
     
  11. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Any reason you have not gone to 3.6?
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Repairing permissions on works on system files, it does not touch user or application files.

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    Any reason why you were not shown as the owner? That of course may be the reason why.

    Did you try to export the library to the external drive when you were in aperture?
     
  13. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    JUST upgraded. I'll see if that works.
     
  14. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I checked ownership of the hard drive and it has me being able to read & write so don't know what else to do. I'll post on the recommended Aperture expert sites.

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    Should I try this method with the external hard drive?
     
  15. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried the command-line copy? With verbose option you should see exactly which files give problems.
    You might also find the exact file copy problem in system log (Console app).
     
  16. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's 'command-line copy'? Please explain 'verbose option'
     

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