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External Drive not showing in Lightroom

Explorer ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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I have a remote hard drive with all my pictures - WD Cloud.  When I login to the drive and then open Lightroom the folders with my pictures showed in Lightroom.  It now doesn't, the drive is working and and I can't work out why lightroom is now not connecting to the remote drive.  Looked at loads of stuff but can't find anything that covers this issue.  Appears to have happened after an update.

 

I have a Macbook pro.  

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LEGEND ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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WD Cloud. 

Is that a Western Digital My Book Live NAS?

If so, big oh Frag moment perhaps.

Very nasty possability:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-use-zero-day-to-mass-wipe-my-book-live-device...

 

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Explorer ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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My drives have not been wiped, I can still access via Finder, just not showing in Lightroom. I've just tried importing a couple of folders and the link is now there but it looks like I am going to have to re import all the folders again!!

Carole

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Was it after an update to macOS? If so check your Mac preferences > security and privacy and ensure Lightroom Classic has permissions to acces the drive.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Thanks for the suggestion I had a look in system preferences > security and privacy but can see any reference to Lightroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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LEGEND ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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How about a sceenshot of LrC, showing the Folders Panel.

 

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Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Thanks for the suggestion, I can now see the drive it appeared after I imported a folder from the drive but it looks like I will have to re import all the folders.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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In the Folders panel, clicking on the folder in question, you might want to attempt a sync folder.

 

Others may strongly disagree.

 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Should have asked previously.

 

Did you perhaps, outside if LrC, rename the drive? The folder on the drive?

 

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Explorer ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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No

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LEGEND ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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P.S. That remote drive, WD Cloud . WD has several products and services called WD Cloud.

Is this a external hard drive?

or

*s this a NAS?

or

Is this cloud storage?

or

Is this a hybrid use of WD tech where you access a hard drive via the cloud? 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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You need to be sure you have the Lightroom Catalog file opened that was used to import the image files originally.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.1, LrC 11.0.1, Lr 5, Ps 23.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Oh dearm so simple, that's done it.  I had forgotten that I opened a recent trip in a new catalogue.  All sorted.  Thanks all.

 

Carole

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