I began the process of moving my nicely organized master files for my Aperture 3 library to a fresh drive.
Consolidating aperture 3 library
At this point, I would also create a new Vault and back up your work.
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Suddenly it started auto-disconnecting from the computer, even though the cable was intact.
I switch from Fire Wire to USB (Ruggeds have triple interfaces), and at first that seemed to make it happy. As I've learned in the past, when a hard drive begins to act up, you must move quickly.
There are two primary ways to get your images into Aperture – either directly from your camera or memory card, or from an attached drive or folder on your Mac.
We will cover cameras and memory cards here, and move on to internal and external drives in the following section.
Let me repeat that, following this method will not preserve the albums from one of your libraries. Determine which library will be your primary library, this lucky library WILL be able to preserve its albums.
(In your case, probably your wife's library, your daughter will just have to recreate her albums) If you have an external drive: Copy this primary library onto the external HDD, Get Info on the external and enable Ignore Permissions on the drive.
While it’s very hard to find the right balance of overview and detail to suit every reader, I really hope it helps you. I strongly recommend you click the Options button: I wouldn’t change the other options, apart from perhaps the top one.