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Cant move folder back to volume level from subfolder on same volume

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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After finding the folder with most of my pictures on a thunderbolt external volume was moved from directly on that volume to a lower level directory by some magic, I cannot copy the directory back to the volume level. When I try and drag it to the volume, it won't transfer. I can transfer it in finder but not in lightroom classic. The drive is 500Gb and has 32Gb left. The directory I am moving has 433Gb. It is on the same volume. Whatever force or command moved it from volume to lower directory was able to do it with these space limitations.  So I thinking it's not space limitations that are keeping me from moving it back. Any help would be very appreciated.

 

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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The answer might be to simply update the folder location in the Folder panel of Lightroom-Classic. ie. Leave the photo files exactly where they are.

 

See Step#2 in "Option Two" of this link- (Consider your files already 'moved'.)

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/move-photos-another-hard-drive-leaving-catalog/

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.1, Lightroom 6.1, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.1, Windows-11.

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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In the Folders panel, right-click one of the top folders in the volume and do Show Parent Folder. Repeat this until you see the folder "/" at the top level.  Now you can drag-and-drop a folder onto "/".

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