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Moving photos to an external drive

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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I need to upgrade my iMac and hope to move most of my data onto an external drive. I use Lightroom Classic as well as Photoshop and currently have around 16,000 photos in my Lightroom catalog so I don't want to have to reconnect them all! I would prefer to have the catalog itself on the new hard drive to get the best performance.

I have seen a couple of posts on this subject (with useful replies) from a few years ago but was wondering if there was anything different in the current advice.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Upgrading the iMac — by doing what? You don't really say what changes to the iMac are going to happen, and that you want to move the photos. I guess the answer really depends on what change to the iMac are planned.

 

Nevertheless, these two references might help.

 

Follow these instructions carefully

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/


Also see "Part 2 — Updating Folder Location" from this document: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

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