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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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I keep my main catalog on external hard drives and back those up to a cloud service. But, when traveling, it's a pain to drag the RAID drives along. Is there a simple way in which I can create a new catalog that lives on my laptop hard drive, add to that catalog while on the road and then import those files to my main external drive catalog upon returning from the trip? Thanks!

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Contributor , Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021
Yep, it's easy.  If you do some googling, I'm sure you can find somebody who's laid out the whole workflow step-by-step.  The short version is... Use File --> New Catalog and create a new catalog on your laptop. Use that while travelling. When you return from your travels, open your regular/main catalog. From your regular/main catalog, use File --> Import from Another Catalog to import the catalog on your laptop and bring in everything you did while travelling. Another option would be to simply...

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Just remembered that Julieanne Kost had a tutorial about this that I watched eons ago.  Just searched and found it on YouTube.  It's old and I didn't watch it again, but this process hasn't changed, so I'm guessing it's still applicable.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My10kpBxeB0

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Yep, it's easy.  If you do some googling, I'm sure you can find somebody who's laid out the whole workflow step-by-step.  The short version is...

 

  1. Use File --> New Catalog and create a new catalog on your laptop.
  2. Use that while travelling.
  3. When you return from your travels, open your regular/main catalog.
  4. From your regular/main catalog, use File --> Import from Another Catalog to import the catalog on your laptop and bring in everything you did while travelling.

 

Another option would be to simply keep your regular/main catalog on the laptop in the first place.

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Just remembered that Julieanne Kost had a tutorial about this that I watched eons ago.  Just searched and found it on YouTube.  It's old and I didn't watch it again, but this process hasn't changed, so I'm guessing it's still applicable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My10kpBxeB0

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to create a "template" catalog on the computer that she uses on-location. Then, she ...

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Thanks so much! Greatly appreciated! Cheers

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