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Importing files question

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Nov 05, 2022 Nov 05, 2022

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I'm a beginniner at LC.

 

For years I've been archiving my photos on external hard drives.

 

Is it possible to replicate one's file structure in LC as their photos were in a backup hardrive, without the need to build it from scratch?

 

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Community Expert , Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

Yes, use the 'Add' option in LrC import window. This options leaves the files in their current location and your existing folder structure is also maintained.

 

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Nov 05, 2022 Nov 05, 2022

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Yes, but before you start I suggest taking a class, such as Ben Willmore's Bootcamp on Creative Live, to learn what the options are. Before I created my Lightroom Classic Catalog I also had my images scattered across multiple external hard drives. I bought two 5 TB external drives, and started importing into the LRC catalog year by year. Then I backed up everything to the 2nd external drive. 

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Yes, use the 'Add' option in LrC import window. This options leaves the files in their current location and your existing folder structure is also maintained.

 

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