Archived - Aperture 3.3: Aperture stops responding at first launch if MobileMe is enabled

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The first time you open Aperture after installing it, Aperture may stop responding while opening the library. This may occur if MobileMe is enabled on OS X Lion, or if you installed OS X Mountain Lion on a computer that had MobileMe enabled.


On OS X Lion:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple () menu and then click MobileMe.
  2. Disable MobileMe.

On OS X Mountain Lion:

  1. Disconnect the computer from the Internet by either unplugging the ethernet cable or by turning Wi-Fi off.
  2. Open Aperture.
  3. A warning that the MobileMe password is incorrect will appear. Click Cancel.
  4. After Aperture opens, quit Aperture.
  5. Relaunch Aperture. A dialog indicating MobileMe has been discontinued will appear. Dismiss the dialog.
  6. Re-enable your Internet connection.
This document will be updated as more information becomes available.
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2014
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