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Move Photos to External Hardrive

Discussion in 'Lightroom General Discussion (ARCHIVE)' started by Bazza, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Bazza

    Bazza New Member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Lightroom Experience:
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.7.x Lion
    Lightroom Version:
    My hard drive is getting full i would like to move some of my photos to an external hard drive from within Lightroom could someone direct me to a tutorial of how this can be done.

    • :hm:
  2. johnbeardy

    johnbeardy Senior Member Staff Member Moderator Lightroom Guru

    Oct 8, 2007
    Lightroom Experience:
    Power User
    Primary OS:
    Windows 10
    Lightroom Version:
    6.6 / CC 2015.6
    Lightroom License:
    CC Subscription
    It’s actually quite simple:

    • Review your backups – if something did go wrong, would you be able to restore and get everything back to where you are now? If the answer’s not an emphatic “Yes”, you should sort this out before going any further.
    • In your Lightroom catalogue, in Folders, click the + and add a new folder on the new drive
    • Still in Lightroom, now drag folders from your existing hard drive and drop them on the new drive.

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