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Transfer photos to External Hard drive

Discussion in 'Lightroom General Discussion (ARCHIVE)' started by creativepro, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. creativepro

    creativepro Guest

    I would like to transfer my photos to my external harddrive.


    However I do not know how to organise the Lightroom 2.. preferences to use the external hard -drive.

    1. Is there any difficulty in assessing these photos?

    2. What would be the best method to do this?

    3. What are the pros and cons on using a external hard-drive for photos?

    4. Do I need to set-up anything on my mac computer - other than Lightroom in relation to the above?

    I have a Mac 1'.5.5., Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 2.1

    thank you

    Sue
     
  2. Kiwigeoff

    Kiwigeoff Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    Sue,
    1. No
    2. Are they in one top level folder with subfolders? If so just move the top level folder and then relink that in LR after the move. If there is no top level folder, add one using the + in the folders panel and put all you other folders in ti, then move.
    3. Maybe a bit slower but that's what I use and have no problems. Frees up the in/out of the internal for use with accessing the catalog (a+)
    4. No

    Enjoy youself........ that is compulsory.
    Nice to se another Ocker !!:lol::lol:
     
  3. creativepro

    creativepro Guest

    Transfer photos to an external hard-drive

    Thanks for your response

    1. Would you mind explaining in more detail the following. I don't mind if you explain it like you are talking to an 8 year old. Though I think an 8 year old would have much more understanding than a 62 year old

    Are they in one top level folder with subfolders? If so just move the top level folder and then relink that in LR after the move. If there is no top level folder, add one using the + in the folders panel and put all you other folders in ti, then move.

    2. Be grateful if you could also advise how to set up my Lightroom preferences to send photos to external hard-drive

    thanks
     
  4. Kiwigeoff

    Kiwigeoff Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    Give yourself a break Sue, you are asking the right questions before you act, very wise !!
    See on the screen shot how I have on the Mybook 75' drive a folder "2''8 Image Files". This is a top level folder and contains all the folders below it.
    The second level folders are 2''8-'1, 2''8-'2 and inside the 2''8-'2 folder you can see sub - subfolders with days.
    Hope that helps.
    2. There is no need to set up any preferences, if you mean on import, you do that in the import dialogue menu which will be self explanatory.

    Just sing out if I'm not too clear, most of the stuff is just a habit for me these days.
     
  5. creativepro

    creativepro Guest

    Hi Geoff

    Thanks for your confidence. At this stage just one question before I call it a night.

    You mention screenshot - where do I access this - unfortunately it is not obvious to me - must be missing something - or just confused?

    regards


    Sue
     
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    Oops, sorry Sue - I was tired and headed off to bed having forgotten to upload the screen shot !! Had been up since 4.3'!
    Here it is
     
  7. creativepro

    creativepro Guest

    Thanks

    regards


    Sue
     
  8. Enli

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    I cannot figure it out...

    I know I changed the settings to have my new additions go into my external hard drive, but after having updated within the past few days, it suddenly went back to my C drive - and now I cannot find how to change it back to my external.

    Also, I want to import all of the photographs that I had in catalogs under 1.4 into the same spot as where the rest of them are - or will be when I get it set up right.

    Help, please?
     
  9. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    In the Import dialog Enli, you should find the destination folder to put them into.

    The photos that are in 1.4 catalogs - did you have adjustments on them? Did you want to import your 1.4 catalogs and settings, or just the photos into the new catalog?
     

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